From under the tent beside the podium, Muhammad Fahmi Husaen was enjoying the attractions being performed by student units of Universitas Gadjah Mada during the new students induction event in the square of Grha Sabha Pramana. Fahmi has just been accepted as new student of Computer and Information System at UGM Vocational School.
Since his junior high years, Fahmi had to sit on the wheelchair during his daily activities. He suffered from muscular distrophy since his childhood that disallowed him to walk. Finally, he had to use the wheelchair.
But this has not stopped him from doing various activities like his peers, particularly in pursuing education. His determination to have good education had driven him to take part in the written entrance test to UGM.
“In Jogja the best university is UGM, that’s why I wanted to study here,” said Fahmi on Monday (8/1) in Grha Sabha Pramana.
Learning computer science has always been his passion. He grew interested in studying the computer, especially relating to game and animation. So, he gets excited to learn these two subjects at the university. “Since my childhood I had always liked the computer. When I have graduated in the future, I want to be an entrepreneur, making a company that develops information system and automotive,” he said.
During the new student induction event, he was got into talking with special guests, such as Central Java Governor, Ganjar Pranowo, S.H., M.IP. The lecturer of the Vocational School, who is also a filmmaker, Wikan Sakarinto, S.T., M.Sc., Ph.D., had a chat with him, too, where Fahmi told him about his interest in learning animation to which Wikan responded well.
“We need good animators to develop Indonesian animation industry. Later on I have a good job for you, I’d like to ask you to join my animation project,” Wikan said.
Fahmi hopes to get much knowledge and experience while studying at UGM for his future career. With the support from his family and friends, he is convinced he will be able to achieve his goals.
“Hopefully, I can always do my job, where I can develop IT and make useful products,” he said.