Who we are
In Indonesia, like in most Asian countries, older children (or those in a better financial position) carry the duty of helping other family members with financial assistance. This type of aid has no expiration date and is expected to continue from generation to generation. This practice creates a cycle of dependency. It also hinders the motivation of finding effective solutions for the economic problem and in the long term, it doesn’t help anyone.
In order to break the chain of endless-financial-support to the family, something fundamental, meaningful and sustainable need to happen.
Those thoughts were the main drive behind the creation of a scholarship foundation, that is to support family members through education and not through endless financial dependency. This movement reduces some of the financial burden and at the same time sets a long-term plan to end the cycle.
Riyani Indriyati (born in Boyolali, Central Java, Indonesia) and Taco Franssen (born in Purmerend, The Netherlands) set up the foundation in 2012 with the main objectives of:
- Ending the cycle of financial dependency
- Investing in education
- Honoring Riyani’s late mother, Mrs. Sri Dahuni.