Being a person with a disability, Angkie Yudistia understands very well the difficulty of getting work and work opportunities.
Because, not a few companies still underestimate, and doubt the skills of people with disabilities.
Based on information from the University of the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) Research Institute for Economic and Community Research (FEB) at the end of 2016, people with disabilities who have jobs are only 51.12 percent while people with disabilities are estimated to reach 12.15 percent of the population.
This means that as long as 6 percent of the population cannot indirectly have a positive effect on the Indonesian economy. The government in Act No. 8 of 2016 has required companies to have a quota of 1-2 percent for workers with disabilities. However, there are not many companies that have not realized this rule or do not have access to reach all persons with disabilities to be recruited as their employees.
For this reason, Angkie Yudistia was moved to uphold ThisAble Enterprise, which has many vision and mission, one of which is the social business for society profit that handles CSR for children with disabilities. Through the forum, she helped find companies that could accept people with disabilities to be placed to work.
Starting from a high fever
Angkie was not born as a person with a disability. Little Angkie still lives her normal life until she is ten years old. It all started when she had a high fever. According to the doctor’s invitation, she also took antibiotics to relieve fever. However, unfortunately, he even experienced a decline in hearing benefits until she became deaf at the age of 10 years.
Angkie also uses hearing aids to be able to communicate with others. When communicating, she also has to do it face to face in order to know the intentions of the other person by listening to the movements of their lips.
Being bullied because of the Deaf
Even though she has a disability, Angkie still has an education bench at a public school. However, the risk she must accept is quite high. Not because of the difficulty of knowing school lessons, but the insults and bullying that he got from people in her school environment.
Luckily, her parents’ upbringing created Angkie to be a brave individual. This condition creates it slowly becomes confident. She even firmly chose Communication majoring in a private university in Jakarta.
Become a woman who is rich in achievement
After earning a bachelor’s degree, she continued her studies at the Masters level. Angkie must have the skills that can give him more value than others.
During college, she also dared to look for opportunities to participate in the Jakarta Abang None election in 2008 and became a finalist from West Jakarta. She was also one of Indonesia’s delegates at the Asia-Pacific Development Center of Disability in Bangkok, Thailand.
Has been rejected by dozens of companies
She was deaf to challenges for Angkie when she wanted to start her career. After completing her education, she enjoyed the difficulty of digging into work. People with disabilities in this country often feel this.
Angkie was rejected by dozens of companies, one of them arguing because he could not answer the phone with the limitations she had. But, Angkie did not give up until successfully accepted to work in a multinational company.
Moved to stop discrimination
Seeing from her own experience and all persons with disabilities around her, Angkie felt she could not remain silent by merely being an employee.
She is also determined to empower persons with disabilities. According to her, they can work and be productive, but it is difficult to get opportunities to show it.
On that basis, she established Thisable Enterprise. This company provides many skills addition programs while collaborating with other companies for employment. At least, there have been 7,000 persons with disabilities who have participated through Thisable Enterprise and are ready to work.
She aspires that people with disabilities are no longer pitied, but their existence is needed for works in the form of products or services that they create.
Now, through This able Enterprise, there are not a few people with disabilities who can live economically independent. One of them is Munsia, who actively offers massage services through GoLife features from GO-JEK and therapist teachers at a foundation.
Angkie Yudistia is proof of what is felt as a weakness can be processed into opportunities for success in the future. On the other hand, she also inspired not a few people to not only merely enforce business but also provide solutions to problems, not a few people. What do you think?
There are several examples of successful disabilities in their respective fields.
Call it Achmad Zulkarnain from Banyuwangi, who is known for his determination to become a photographer. There is also Angkie Yudistia who has been deaf since the age of 10 who is now the CEO of This able Enterprise, a company that concentrates on helping people with disabilities.
Based on information from the United Nations, in the world, there are as many as 15 percents or as long as 1 billion people with disabilities. Conditions that make them get revised while the same as ordinary people, people with disabilities can also be creative. Here are the figures of people with disabilities who have succeeded in each of their fields, as quoted by the Huffington Post page and Success Stories, Monday (3/12/2018).
This singer and pianist still smell good to this day. Blind conditions do not limit it in work.
Stevie Wonder started listening since the 1980s. The viral song is ‘I Just Call to Say I Love You.’ He continued to spawn his new album until the 2000s. During his career, Stevie Wonder has won 22 awards from the Grammy Awards. The name Stevie Wonders has entered the Hall of Fame.
Hawking is known as among the most familiar physicists in the world who died March 14, 2018. He had Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS, several neurological diseases whose 90 percent cause is unknown. ALS attacks nerve cells that control movement, to the point where it is difficult to move the arms, legs, and face.
During his life, Hawking proved Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity as space and periods of definite beginning and end. This theory voices a theory that alludes to that black holes are not completely black, but emit radiation and are released.
Blindness and deafness did not create Helen Keller stopped making. Women who appeared in Alabama, the United States on June 27, 1880, proved the world of all people born with their respective advantages. Helen can lend herself like everyone else. She successfully became a writer, political activist, and lecturer. She also prioritizes the interests of people with disabilities.
Ludwig van Beethoven is known as one of the best piano and composers ever. At the beginning of 20 years, his hearing was still good, and he created many beautiful musical compositions. At the age of 30, his career looked good, but he was hard of hearing to begin to feel.
“About the last three years, my hearing began to fall,” Beethoven wrote in a letter at the age of 30 to visitors.
At the age of 42, he can still listen to sound and music. However, at the age of 44, he really could not hear. Even so, he can still imagine the music in his mind. In the last ten years, a large number of works were not made, one of which was the legendary ‘Grosse Fuge, Op. 133 ‘.
Frida Kahlo, a Mexican painter since the age of 6 years, was exposed to polio. This condition creates the right foot smaller than the left. Even so, the father encouraged him to move like normal, like playing football, swimming, and wrestling.
As a teenager, he was hit by a broken bone. In the recovery period, he chose to waste time by painting himself. “I paint myself because I do not like myself and the best subject that I know myself,” Kahlo said in an opportunity as quoted on his website.
The man who is known as a book writer and motivator of the world is one of the figures who can inspire millions of young people around the world through his powerful words that can arouse the spirit of life and to be more grateful for the life that has been bestowed by the Creator.
Nicholas James Vujicic was born 4 December 1982 in Brisbane, Australia. Born without hands and feet does not make Nick then give up on life. With different conditions, Nick had experienced depression. When he was eight years old, Nick had tried to commit suicide by drowning himself. But he realized that life must be grateful no matter what the circumstances. From here Nick tried to get up, he began to learn many things such as writing using his toes, using a computer with his heels and small fingers, swimming, and doing everything like people who have normal conditions.
Nick realized that his shortcomings did not have to be regretted and even limited his activities. He also tried to do the best in his life. At the age of seventeen, he began to form an organization until finally in 2005, Nick was nominated in the “Young Australia of the Year” Award.
Nick also completed his education at a university with two majors at once, namely financial planning and accounting. Nick began his career as a motivator. His inspirational life story considered capable of providing spirit and motivating for everyone — currently Nick Vujicic, known as a world motivator which often motivates various countries. One of the books he wrote entitled “Life Without Limits: Without Arms and Legs, I Can Conquer the World” succeeded in inspiring thousands of people in the world.
Not only is his life story so inspiring, but Nick Vujicic’s love journey is also able to make anyone feel the extraordinary extraordinariness. Like men in general, Nick Vujicic also longed for a life partner. In 2008 while speaking at an event, Nick met with one of his friends named Tammy with her husband and other friends, namely Yoshie and Kanae Miyahara. That’s where the beginning of the meeting Kanae Miyahara and Nick. At the beginning of his meeting with Kanae, Nick wanted to establish communication so that he got to know Kanae better.
For this reason, Nick intends to provide his email address so they can stay in touch. But a surprising answer was obtained from Kanae, that he would get his email address from his friend Tammy. Nick remembered the message of his father that a real man would not beg.
When Kanae met Nick, he was impressed by his radiant generosity and excellent sense of humor. For him, Nick is so handsome and a perfect partner. The beauty of the heart far exceeds the physical beauty, beautiful girls of Mexican-Japanese descent like Kanae Miyahara even fell in love with the imperfect Nick.