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Sandra Angelia: Taking the road less traveled

  • Indra Harsaputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 7 2008   /  11:24 am

SANDRA ANGELIA: (JP/Indra Harsaputra) The proverb "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree" doesn't always hold true. Born to the family of a well-known church leader and brought up by two famous Protestant pastors, Sandra Angelia, Miss Indonesia 2008, has chosen a career in social work over one that follows in the footsteps of her relatives. "I want to use my life to serve the poor in society. With my knowledge as an architect, I want to build housing for the poor people in Indonesia," Sandra told The Jakarta Post in an interview recently. The architecture graduate from the University of Western Australia said she chose this career path not out of rebellion but from a need to find balance in her life. The poor in Indonesia, said Sandra, needed proper housing and shelter, but at the present were not able to enjoy this basic human ...