Blindness Does Not Stop Imanuddin from Striving to be Lecturer

Despite his vision impairment, the 21-year-old Imanuddin never gives up his dream of becoming a lecturer.

Imanuddin (21) receives scholarship from Bea Pendidikan Indonesia. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, MAKASSAR – Physical limitations do not discourage Muhammad Imanuddin Kamil (21) from continuing his education. The young man from Masamba in North Luwu moved to Makassar in order to realize his dream to be lecturer. He has been studying diligently to make his parents proud. To him, if there is a will, there is always a way to make his dream comes true.

Imanuddin lives in the dormitory of Yayasan Pembinaan Tunanetra Indonesia (YAPTI) which was 12 hours from his hometown in Masamba. He is now studying at Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Islam dan Bahasa Arab (STIBA). Imanuddin's parents are farmers. They don’t have much money for Imanuddin’s tuition fees.

Knowing the magnitude of Imanuddin's struggle to achieve his goals, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) provides scholarship through Bea Pendidikan Indonesia. The fruit of this community's generosity is expected to support Imanuddin's education in Makassar.

“Alhamdulillah, thank you to all the benefactors for the assistance, especially to the blind like me. Hopefully, this kind of assistance is not only given to me but also to other people in need. Once again, thank you for your help,” said Imanuddin in early August.

Bea Pendidikan Indonesia is one of the educational programs that ACT launched during the pandemic as an effort to support Indonesian education, funded by the community.

“Everyone can take part in doing good, including by supporting the education of Indonesian students who are our future generation,” said Firman from ACT South Sulawesi Program Department.[]