Zachranti Abianca “Abin” Hafsari is a student of IUP batch 2017. Ever since she was a child, she has a particular fondness towards the world of visual arts. She told us that it all started when she was a child, “around the age of kindergarten,” she recalled. During that time, her mother used to have a painting teacher come over to hone her artistry. Being a small child, Abin tried to imitate her, to which her mother noticed and had a mini easel placed beside hers. “I vividly remember the moment when I made my first painting. I was painting alongside my mom, who painted a scenery. I, on the other hand, painted a blue and pink house,” she told us. Her interest was brought to school at that time, making arts and crafts as her favorite subject.
Nadira Sarah Salsabila, or who is more familiar by the name Sarah, is a student from batch 2017 that is keen on two different activities; Reading fiction and volunteering in the humanitarian fields.
Reading is an act of solace and for Sarah, the budding interest towards the activity started when she was as young as nine. Having to deal with the nervousness that comes with having to deal with moving back and forth abroad, young Sarah dealt with this by paying her local library multiple visits where she would sit by the children’s section to read new, unfamiliar books or simply appreciate the drawings of the picture books she could find at her grasp.