Saturday, 24 August 2019

Biking for Yangon Street Children

The following is from Sonne International and describes the meritorious work being done buy Austrian meditator Jochen Meissner. All are encouraged to support!

"Jochen Meissner came to Myanmar in 2012, fell in love with the country and decided to build a life here. Jochen founded Uncharted Horizons in 2015, a cycling and trekking company based in downtown Yangon. Once that was established he did not rest on his laurels. Jochen not only keeps on exploring and creating new and unique experiences, but also goes out of his way to exert a positive influence on the communities he is involved in; whether it be by donating clothing, helping children with cleft palates or providing hot meals for those in nursing homes. He really is the perfect example of someone who cares for his fellow human beings.

This brings us to his next adventure, which is getting 40 poor street kids off the streets of Yangon! On the 26th of August 2019, Jochen, in collaboration with the Austrian NGO SONNE-International, will cycle from Yangon to Singapore over a month in order to raise money for Yangon’s Street Children. Jochen will have the company of one of his wond
erful guides, Michael, for the whole 3000 km.

Jochen is a long-time supporter of SONNE-International, and together they hope to raise 15.000 Euro so that forty street Children can be provided for in the new “SONNE Street Kids Centre” for a year, where they will receive health care, two meals a day, school uniforms, learning materials and tuition classes, with the objective of integrating these kids into a regular school after a year and thereby giving them a sense of normality and the chance of a better future."

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