2022

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Dear Bunda,

Ever since I was young, you have been a great motivator to me. It moved me to see how determined you were to raise us. Every time I felt tired or discouraged, I remembered you- when I felt tired, I would think that you must be more tired and more patient in dealing with so many challenges. How can I give up so easily? I must continue to try harder. The one piece of advice I remember the most is when you told me to never be afraid to dream because it is free. It gave me the courage to dream and to keep my spirits high. Your advice helped me to keep striving to achieve my goals. I'm so grateful for your love and support as they shaped and built my character. I was so happy to spend time with you this past summer in our beautiful home in Takengon. A week after you left, I moved to Banda Aceh to start university, as you know. It’s my first time seeing Banda Aceh and I like it very much. There are many mosques, nice buildings, and many other things that I really like including my university campus. On August 3rd, I attended the New Student Character Development program. At the program, we learned skills on how to live at the university and what to expect in the next few months. I met a lot of new friends, who are good and kind, and many of my new friends are also new to the city like me. I also toured the university, visiting labs and lecturers’ offices. I am adapting to the situation and environmental conditions here. I am very grateful to you and the GiveLight family for guiding me and supporting me in pursuing my dreams. I am proud to be a part of this beautiful family and I won't let you down.

I love you bunda !

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,
Win Alin

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