My name Arfin, I have Low Vision, I’m Student of This Year 2009

Posted on June 29, 2009. Filed under: RZI-DM-2009-06-Juni | Tags: |


Pekanbaru (06/27) “Alhamdulillah (My praise for Allah, God The Al Mighty), I’ve never thought that my son, will be chosen as Winner of The Student of the Year Award, I known that he’s lack compare to his peer” said Dedi Suwarno (40), father of M. Arfin Dirta, after the ceremony.

Arfin came from poor family, lived outskirt the city in Jalan Wonosari, Gang Batavia, Marpoyan Damai Sub district, City of Pekanbaru. His parents earn their living as moto‑pedicab driver and fried banana peddler.

Arfin bear LV (low vision) since he was born 8 years ago which blurred everything beyond 10 cm from his eyes. Arfin had to undergo the operation 60 days after he was born, and came for second operation when reach age 7. In spite of his lack of sight, his peer found Arfin is joy able and discipline boy. They sought him for settlement whenever there is a quarrel among them. His teacher are proud of Arfin academic achievement.

“We felt so blessed with Arfin presence” said Dedi Suwarno while shed his tears, “this boy led an example for us, his parents”


There are many stories out there similar to Arfin, but lack of supporting environment. It is your help, that counts to supports them, bring the opportunity closer for them to reach. Let them know how they are loved by every single breath they take.

(June, 29th / Tatik Suspita / Pekanbaru)

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