In order to achieve her dreams, Leni (15), an orphan in Wakatobi Regency, Southeast Sulawesi, is willing to walk 14 kilometers to her school. The hot sun did not deter Leni from walking to study at SMA Negeri 1 Wangiwangi.
“I am not inferior to other friends. “I’ve been walking since elementary school,” said Leni, Tuesday (7/11/2023). In order not to be late, Leni, who came in at noon, started walking from her house in Langgaha Baru Hamlet, Wungka Village, South Wangiwangi District, at around 10.00 WITA.
“I started going to school at 10.00 WIT, arriving around 12.00. “If you come home at 4 or 5 (in the afternoon), but when you get home it’s already sunset,” said Leni. Both of Leni’s parents died when Leni was still in elementary school, so she lives with her two young siblings.
However, the uncle later died, Leni and ked. This article was published on Kompas.com with the title “The Story of an Orphan in Wakatobi Walking 14 Km to School”.
Meanwhile, the Principal of SMA Negeri 1 Wangiwangi Yuwono said that since the beginning of high school, Leni has been wearing her junior high school uniform.
“So, we as teachers intend to collect alms on Friday and we will provide uniforms. “Then, her classmates out of compassion collected donations and the donations were given to Leni at her house,” said Yuwono.
Yuwono explained that Leni was a smart and intelligent child, so Leni was placed in the top class at her school. “When he goes to school he is never late. “Only when he went home, he arrived at his house after sunset,” said Yuwono.