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Empowering the Next Generation with a Growth Mindset

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A Story about Chatrin Pandrya, Localization Lead for Global E-commerce at TikTok, Bangkit Soft Skills Instructor Albert Einstein once said, “It’s the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” This also resonates with Chatrin Pandrya. At pivotal points in her journeys, Chatrin chose a path connected with her desire to contribute to the educational field. Her previous job at Google led her to Bangkit, a program dedicated to cultivating Indonesia’s tech talent. Her expertise in soft skills like “Growth Mindset” and “Adaptability & Resilience” wasn’t just valuable; it was transformative. Her engaging nature and ability to connect with students propelled her to become the program’s best-rated instructor in 2023. Chatrin’s story proves the power of passion and purpose, where she became an agent of change to shape future tech talent in Indonesia. “Finding a Work-Life Rhythm Can Be Tricky, But It’s Doable!” Chatrin was the Language Manager for Bahasa I

Maria: A Resilient Tech Talent from Eastern Indonesia

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A Story of Maria Misela Adelheid Wona, Bangkit 2022 Graduate from Informatics Engineering, Universitas Indraprasta PGRI They say limitations can be walls, confining us within our circumstances. However, some, like Maria Misela Adelheid Wona (23), perceived them as stepping stones, propelling them toward a brighter future. Maria, hailing from a remote village in East Indonesia, a region where access to higher education is often a struggle, defied the odds. Growing up amid limitations imposed by geography and economic realities, Maria refused to be defined by her background. Fueled by an insatiable curiosity and a deep belief in the power of knowledge, she embarked on an extraordinary journey to get a higher education in Jakarta. There, Maria joined Bangkit and honed her passion for tech. Now, she has become part of her university, not just as a student but a valued faculty member. Let’s explore her remarkable story of resilience and the unexpected opportunities of embracing challenges!

Contributing to Society by Becoming an Impactful Android Developer

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A Story of Wahyu Syarif Hidayatullah, Bangkit 2022 Graduate from Computer Science, Universitas Bumigora “Until 2019, 94 million Indonesian adults could not access the Internet on a mobile device. Around 60 - 70% of Indonesians living in the country’s eastern region are inadequately connected due to variable quality of service.” – World Bank Group (2022) Born and raised in Lombok Timur, Nusa Tenggara Barat, a region with limited internet access, Wahyu Syarif Hidayatullah’s (24) passion for technology thrived. This condition fueled his curiosity and ignited a fire to leverage technology for positive change. However, COVID-19 impacted his education and became an obstacle to his dream. It didn’t stop his quest to give inclusive internet access to others. Otherwise, it led him to Bangkit. After 900 hours of learning Mobile Development (Android), he graduated and worked for a well-known telecommunications operator in Indonesia. Now, he is contributing to giving a better signal to Eastern Ind

GoDentist: Your Gateway to Healthier Teeth and Sweeter Smiles

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A Story of GoDentist, One of the Top 20 Product-Based Capstone Projects in Bangkit 2023 Batch 1 “While good brushing habits are key to healthy teeth, most Indonesians aren’t brushing right. Only 2,8 % of the population brushed their teeth correctly.” – Ratu Mirah Afifah, Head of Professional Marketing Personal Care at Unilever Indonesia Indonesia faces a silent epidemic—a staggering 88% of the population suffers from dental cavities, with a mere 2,8% brushing their teeth correctly. As Ratu Mirah Afifah revealed in 2023, this alarming lack of awareness translates into infrequent dental visits, with 95,5% of Indonesians admitting to not seeing a dentist in a year. Compounding this issue is the nation’s rising sugar consumption, projected to increase by 9% by the end of 2023 compared to 2019 ( Kompas, 2023 ). These statistics paint a worrying picture of dental neglect in Indonesia. With this double threat to oral health, GoDentist emerges as a solution to bridge this gap. By leveraging te

Difficulty Shaped the Resilience of This Boy from North Sulawesi

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A Story of Gilbert Cefryo Palentein, Bangkit 2022 Graduate from Informatics Engineering, Institut Teknologi Harapan Bangsa Internet users have exploded across Indonesia. According to Statista (2024), almost 73% or over 271 million Indonesians are online now. However, this wasn’t always the case. A decade ago, connectivity outside Java Island was significantly slower and less widespread. Gilbert Cefryo Palentein (23), a young man from Bitung, North Sulawesi, remembers those times too well. Despite the vast digital divide between Java Island and his home, Gilbert remained steadfast in pursuing technology. To bridge this gap, he enrolled in Bangkit and emerged as one of its distinction graduates. Undeterred by his challenges, he eventually landed an IT Application Support job at Panin Dai-Ichi Life. Are you intrigued by Gilbert’s story and how he against all odds to succeed in tech? Let’s delve into his story! When Gilbert’s House Was Engulfed in Flames Gilbert’s journey hailed from Bitu

Lutfi’s Journey into Tech as a First-Generation to Go to College in the Family

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A Story of Lutfi Nur Rohmah, Bangkit 2023 Batch 2 Graduate from Informatic Engineering Education, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta “Indonesia sees 3,7 million students graduate from SMA, SMK, and MA each year. However, only 1,8 million can continue to universities, leaving roughly 1,9 million young Indonesians unable to pursue higher education annually.” – Kemenko PMK (2021) Our perspective of limitations influences the realization of our dreams. Do limitations hinder us or make us more resilient? Lutfi Nur Rohmah, a young man from Magelang, possesses an exceptional perspective on limitations themselves. She firmly believes that limitations shape her resilience. Lutfi was born and raised in Magelang to a humble family. Her parent works as farmers. The economic condition of her family didn’t dim her passion for learning. She was determined to become the first in her family to attend university. Since she was a child, Lutfi aspired to be a skilled programmer. Then, she found Bangkit, where

Wisnu: Revolutionizing Tourism with Community-Based Apps

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A Story of Wisnu, One of the Top 20 Product-Based Capstone Projects in Bangkit 2023 Batch 1 Tourism is crucial to the Indonesian economy, significantly contributing to foreign exchange earnings. Both nature and cultural heritage are major components that boast a unique combination of a holiday in a tropical climate experience. A survey by Badan Pusat Statistik (BPS) or Statistics Indonesia 2023 recorded that the number of foreign tourist arrivals in Indonesia had reached 11,68 million, increasing 98,30% from 2022. However, this figure is still under the pre-COVID-19, with over 16 million foreign tourists in 2019. So, is it possible to boost that in the coming year? Fortunately, a group of young people from Bangkit made a breakthrough by releasing Wisnu (Wisata Nusantara). This app helps tourists find well-known destinations or hidden gems to be recognized by locals and internationals. So, who are they, and what do they make? Let’s read the whole story! Competed Fiercely in the Incubati