Bidikmisi Program Helps Fifi Pianti to Studying in Medicine

[, 05/10/2019] If asked about dreams, since her childhood Fifi Pianti is determined to become a medical doctor. But during high school, Fifi was almost pessimistic about being able to reach her dream, because of the economic conditions of her poor family.

Fifi Pianti, prospective student of Unpad academic year 2019/2020 from the SNMPTN (states university national entry selection) pathway for Bidikmisi assistance recipients. (Photo: Tedi Yusup) *

“Becoming a medical doctor has been my childhood dream, but because of the economic situation, it has been hampered. I realized, without funding assistance, I would definitely not be able to get there,” said Fifi when met during the administrative registration of Unpad at Grha Sanusi Hardjadinata, 35 Dipati Ukur Street, Bandung, Thursday (9/5).

Fifi’s parents are farmers in Kalipucang District, Pangandaran Regency. Every day, Samino, her father, tapping nira water from his neighbor’s coconut trees and then processed into brown sugar by Fifi’s mother, Sodiah.

The results of the sale of brown sugar are then shared with tree owners. Fifi revealed, his parents’ income was no more than Rp.400,000.00 per week.

“The price of brown sugar in the rural area is cheap,” Fifi said.

Knowing that there is a Bidikmisi program from the government, her enthusiasm rose again to pursue her dream. Fifi then enrolled in the Faculty of Medicine Unpad through the SNMPTN pathway. Now, Fifi feels very grateful to be able to become a student of FK Unpad and become one of the recipients of Bidikmisi.

“Bidikmisi helps me to achieve my dream. Even what we thought was impossible,” said the youngest daughter of two siblings.

According to Fifi, the medical doctor is one of the noble professions, because later she can help many people. After becoming a doctor, Fifi also wants to serve in Pangandaran, to provide health service in her home area.

Fifi was an outstanding student. Since class X to XII, Fifi always won first place. In addition, she has also became a winner in various competitions outside of school, such as being the Best Speaker at the Regency Level Indonesian Debate Contest (LDBI) in 2016 and 2018, won the 1st place in the Sundanese Fairy Tale in 2016, 3rd place at the Sundanese Fairy Tale level Regency in 2018, 3rd Place in the 2018 Indonesian Language and Literature Debate Competition organized by Unpad Pangandaran Campus, and many more.

In the future, Fifi hopes to do the best in her study at the Faculty of Medicine of Unpad later.

“I indebted since I am a recipient of Bidikmisi. So I have to give my best. In sha Allah, I will learn as much as possible and I hope for having smooth steps on my study. I will fight as much as I can to seize my dream. “said Fifi. *


Reported by Artanti Hendriyana / am \ Translated by dfa