The following video is comprised of footage gathered during time at home in Jakarta. The hope is that thorough this video, we see that as humans, we are relational. We long for a genuine human connection. This also reminds us how we’re inclined to take for granted our time together because technology connects us with […]Read more "Hearts in Jakarta: The Video"
Last but not least, meet Jovita. She is a Jakartan who first left Indonesia to finish high school in America in 2013. Moving Away Jovita, who goes by Jovi, is the youngest in her family. Just two days after turning 16, she flew to Abilene, Texas to finish high school in Abilene Christian School. Her […]Read more "Jovita: Video Calls from the States"
Twenty years after our previous Jakartan left to pursue further education, Maya flew to the Netherlands to study in the University of Twente. Maya arrived in Enschede, Netherlands in 2001 to study Telematics on scholarship from the Dutch government. She had previously studied in Institut Teknologi Bandung in Bandung, Indonesia. Though she had lived away […]Read more "Maya: Messages from the Netherlands"
Our next Jakartan is Jim, who studied in Switzerland in 1988 for a Diploma in Operations Management. The first in his family to get a further education abroad, Jim chose to study at Hotel Institute Montreux in Montreux, Switzerland. It was 1988, and his course was two years long. It was only a little over […]Read more "Jim: Phone Calls from Switzerland"
Meet our first Jakartan, Francine—a 77-year old who worked for Pertamina, an Indonesian state-owned oil company. She studied in England on scholarship from the Colombo Plan. The year was 1971. Francine, then 31, set foot on English soil for the first time, after a nearly 24-hour flight from Jakarta, Indonesia. For the next five months, […]Read more "Francine: Letters from England"