On Friday November 2nd, we invited all FSF alumni and their spouses to join the first FSF Alumni Gathering in the Netherlands. Over the past 5 years we have provided scholarships to more than 25 students, organized 4 seminars and several lectures in both Indonesia and the Netherlands. This means that there are now more than a 100 young Dutch and Indonesian FSF Alumni. In Den Haag, we wanted to give all Frans Seda Fellows the opportunity to (re)connect with old and new friends while introducing the new board of the Foundation.
During the gathering, Thiëmo Heilbron shared some insights on the #AkuPengusaha (I am an entrepreneur) project which was created during FSFS17 in Yogyakarta. Last week #AkuPengusaha completed a pilot in Indonesia to encourage Indonesian children to become entrepreneurs. In Den Haag, Nathan Spiro, a former master student from Tilburg University who conducted his research in Indonesia on a FSF Twin Scholarship also shared his experiences about conducting his research on religious diversity in Indonesia.
We thank Thiëmo & Nathan for their presentations and of course all alumni who attended the event. We hope that you will all stay connected to the FSF family and are looking forward to seeing you all again soon in Indonesia or the Netherlands!
More pictures can be found on our Facebook page.