Jochen cycled 3000 KILOMETERS THROUGH ASIA
to save street children from Yangon’s slums
Adventurer and tourist Jochen Meissner kicked off his 3000-kilometer challenge on August 25, 2019 in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city. In cooperation with SONNE-International, the adventurer rode across Asia to raise money for street children. The tour took him and his guide Michael through four countries. The first four days the two bikers cycled through Myanmar. After ten days, the Thai capital Bangkok was reached. Thereafter, they made several stops in Malaysia , e.g. in George Town on the island of Penang and in Kuala Lumpur. On September 21, Meissner and his friend arrived in Singapore.
Jochen Meissner is a longtime supporter of the Austrian NGO. With his action he raised 17,689 euros for SONNE-International. With this sum, fifty street children can be accommodated at the new Street Children Center in Yangon for one year. There the children will receive health care, two meals a day, school clothes, lessons and materials with the aim of integrating them into the public school system after one year. The new SONNE-Street Children Center was opened on October 9, 2019. At present we are looking for new education sponsors for 80 childcare places so that as many of Yangon’s disadvantaged Children as possible can escape the vicious cycle of educational deprivation and poverty!
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