My name is Oryona Romadhon, I was Born on Batam in Indonesia March 13, 1993. I was raised by my parents in Bengkalis Riau. My father’s name is Yon Syafrizal and my mother is Misbah. I grew up in the family, my father is the wiraswasta (entrepreneur) and my mother is a homemaker. I was the first of five children and I have three brothers and a sister. My brother, Alfin Oktarian is 17 years old is in his second year of high school, my brother, Juang Anugrah aged 15 years is now in his third year of junior high school, and my other brother, Ryo Adhitya aged 5 years old is in kindergarten. My younger sister is named Ardela Putri Yonanda and is 7 years old and in the third grade at Elementary School.
My educational history begins in kindergarten at the age of 5 years in TK Hang Tuah Batam, then in 1999 I started elementary school at SDN 80 Batam, and then moved to SDN 54 Bengkalis to be with my parents. I finished primary school in 2005 and entered junior high school in SMPN 3 Bengkalis and graduated from junior high school in 2008. I graduated high school in 2011 at the School of Ranch located in Payakumbuh, West Sumatera. Now, I am beguinning a period of two semesters S1 level education in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh.
My activities at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, at the University of Syiah Kuala are doing lab work for my courses which include Embryology, animal anatomy, animal physiology, and much more. For extracurricular activities I am active in student organizations such as the BEM (Student Executive Board), Student Activity Unit called MIPRO, active attending seminars held at the university, and I also follow campus activities such as the conservation of elephants and other animals.
While in high school I attended courses in Insemination Training provided by the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture for free in BBPKH Cinegara Bogor and BIB Lembang Bandung. My training was completed in approximately 2 months and now I have certifications to do artificial insemination.
I want to be a veterinarian because it is my dream since childhood. I hope to preserve and protect animals through my profession as a veterinarian someday. Besides, I want make my parents and family proud and happy that I become a professional veterinarian so as to raise the dignity of my parents and family.
The OIC scholarship is my ladder to attain my long time goal to become a veterinarian. With this scholarship I am able to ease the financial burden on my parents. By winning the scholarship my parents will be able to finance my siblings education, without thinking about my tuition. If I did not get this scholarship parents would have a heavy burden to finance my education as well as my brothers and sisters education.
The courses I am currently taking include the first course of Veterinary Anatomy, Islamic Religious Education, Veterinary Physiology 1, Biostatistics, Veterinary Biochemistry 1, English, General Animal Sciences, and Embryology. This amounts to 21 credits.
I hope this report as well as future updates will encourage others to help provide scholarships for future veterinary students who would otherwise not be able to afford tuition and I hope by keeping you informed about how my career is progressing I can be useful for the survival of future generations of OIC scholarship. Thank you.