Muhammad Farrel Rizqullah Orphaned with a Myriad of National and International Achievements from Ponorogo
OMATIQ 2018 Champion in Mathematics Category.
It is truly amazing this 5th grade elementary school student in Muhammadiyah Ponorogo. His name is Muhammad Farrel Rizqullah. His passion for numeracy led him to win many races.
Farrel skills in counting are no doubt. When he was focusing on working on math problems, he seemed calm and careful. This was what succeeded in delivering the baby Mismawati, entering the last Omatiq 2018 grand final.
Before going to Jakarta, Farrel had to take part in the Regional Level Omatiq elimination round in Ponorogo. In this round, he can work on problems without difficulty, and won first place at the regional level.
On the way to Jakarta, Farrel joined the Yatim Mandiri Ponorogo group. There are four children representing the contingent of Yatim Mandiri Ponorogo. During the trip, like children in general, Farrel and his friends often joked. Every now and then the mother calls to ask about her child's condition.
According to Farrel, he usually learns when the race begins. "Study the grid of questions and by praying," he said sheepishly.
When arriving in Jakarta, precisely at Pondok Gede Hajj Dormitory, he and other finalists from 44 major cities in Indonesia again competed. The competition consists of preliminary rounds, semifinals, and grand finals. Only 5 people will advance to the grand final round held at the National Library Building. For Farrel, this is a new challenge. Because he must be able to compete with 195 orphans from all over Indonesia.
In the preliminary round, only 15 children were taken from the total number of participants to proceed to the semifinals. Farrel made it to the semifinals and won first place. In this round, only the 5 best children will enter the grand final. And this orphan born on August 17, 2007 also made it to the grand final.
And when the grand final took place, Farrel was so confident. He showed his ability to answer the questions given quickly and precisely. Although not once the answer is wrong. But the support given by his friends, as well as his elder brother made him appear confident.
The scoreboard displayed on the monitor screen shows a very large difference in value. With the speed of thinking and accuracy in counting, Farrel is the main weapon. And delivered him as the first winner of Omatiq Mathematics 2018. He was also grateful to be a champion in the prestigious national level event organized by Yatim Mandiri. In addition, he also likes to have new friends and new experiences.
Achievements in Mathematics Competition
Since he was still in the kindergarten, the youngest of three children has been introduced to mathematics competition. So, it is not surprising if in his home there is a special window for the trophy place from the results of the math contest. Some prestigious trophies and medals in the field of math competitions are neatly lined up. Even so, not all competitions are always won by Farrel. But Farrel never stopped learning and training better. In fact, he felt challenged to take part in another math contest.
And while in grade 1 of SD Muhammadiyah Ponorogo, the orphan who aspired to become a doctor had won his first medal. At that time, he attended the national level KMNR math olympiad. And won a silver medal.
In 2014 Farrel joined the Singapore and Asia Mathematics Olympiad internationally, and managed to bring a silver medal. A year later, when he climbed in the second grade, he returned to being a finalist at the Singapore and Asia Mathematics Olympiad and managed to make achievements and bring home the gold medal.
Meanwhile, since the fourth grade, his father Andi Rudianto, died from a heart attack. His family's deep sadness was experienced. Especially Farrel felt very lost. However, support and enthusiasm is always given by the mother, and her two siblings to remain strong, and strong.
For him, losing a father is his main source of motivation. He wants to show that he can, and is able to achieve his goals. "For father, I can only pray for him. "Always study diligently to achieve what I aspire to," said Farrel. (IRS)