Yuni Shara

I feel blessed to be surrounded by good people who have positive energy.

Indonesian singer Yuni Shara has obviously found the fountain of youth as she has not aged one bit. Her positive vibe is her key to being beautiful inside and out.

Guided by what Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe once said, ‘what is my life if I am no longer useful to others’, Yuni brings more meaning to her life by giving to others. “I feel so much happier when I make myself useful to others,” she said. Yuni has become a light in her hometown Batu, Malang, East Java by running a school for underprivileged children, which she established six years ago. The Cahaya Permata Abadi school consists of a playgroup, a kindergarten and a day care centre, which charges only Rp. 2,500 per visit.

“My school uses the learning trough play system. Basically, children have fun in school with their friends while developing their skills at the same time,” she said. The school provides the students a variety of activities, such as English classes, drum band, vocal coaching and learning how to perform the daily Muslim prayers since majority of the children are Muslim.

When she’s at home, Yuni wholeheartedly savours her role as the mother of Cavin and Cello. “I never follow trends. I do simple things in life. Cooking for my sons and having quality conversations with them are two of the things I enjoy the most. I feel blessed to be surrounded by good people who have positive energy. That’s more than enough.”