Dihqon Naadamist, An Alumnus of IPB University Who Aspires to Send 1000 Children to School Through Cleansing

Starting from seeing the fact that Bidikmisi Scholarship recipients had difficulty finding additional income during their daily routine, Dihqon Naadamist pioneered Cleansheet which has now become a company PT Cita Indonesia Bersih. A clean sheet is a socio-techno-preneurship-based cleaning service start-up by empowering students and children who have dropped out of school.

Dihqon, an alumnus of IPB University from Pekalongan, said that before going to college, he was a quiet child. This changed as he became a student at IPB University. For him, IPB University has made many changes.

"The role of IPB University is very big. From IPB University I learned everything. I started getting to know people through negotiation techniques. Previously I was a quiet one. When joining an organization, leadership principles and characters were formed. IPB University helped me enter a crazier (challenging) zone. again, "he said.

Currently, Cleansheet has five branches spread across the Jabodetabek area.

"Alhamdulillah, in the future Cleansheet will continue to grow and will continue to spread throughout Indonesian cities. In the next five years, the Cleansheet team and I have a target to send 1000 underprivileged children to school and educate 1000 underprivileged children in Indonesia," explained Dihqon, the winner of the 2020 Santripreneur Award.

His goal of sending 1000 underprivileged children to school and educating him is in line with the principle he holds that education is very important. He wants to be proud of his parents, even though his parents only graduated from a package school but their children can go to higher school. For him, education can change mindsets, personalities, and of course, can change the future. Now, Dihqon is continuing his education at the Postgraduate School of IPB University, Department of Economics at the age of 23.

In the course of its struggle, many parties have provided peace and support. Namely parents, friends, friends, teachers/lecturers, and also their mentors. "The most important thing is the prayers of parents and children that we help. That is the most extraordinary strength. When I am tired and want to give up, I always remember, if I give up now, what will their fate be? And so on. finally, I remembered again "WHY" why I founded Cleansheet, and finally got up again, "he said.

In his life, Dihqon has a motto "to live efficiently and to benefit many people". The reason for wanting to help others is what keeps him in Cleansheet even though challenges and problems come and go. He made all of that a lesson so that Cleansheet can develop until now. (SMH/Zul)

Published Date : 28-May-2021

Resource Person : Dihqon Naadamist

Keyword : Dihqon, Cleansheet, IPB University