21 Oct

Scott Thompson is back to Jakarta!

Scott Thompson is back to Jakarta! He started his journey on the traditional 3-wheeled becak on 27th September in his bid to raise money for four Indonesian charities – Yayasan Anak Cinta Bangsa (YCAB Foundation)Mary’s Cancer KiddiesYayasan Puspita andYayasan Wisma Cheshire.

With his “Flying Merah Putih” themed-becak, peddling 2,601 KM across 7 provinces, Scott finally reached Tangerang safely on 16th October 2015. More than 700 people welcomed Scott and his becak at The Breeze, BSD City – South Tangerang.

“I am really glad to be able to reach Tangerang city safely. I came across a lot of interesting things about Indonesia throughout my journey. I also received warm welcome from the local communities. Even though the haze at Riau islands, Jambi and South Sumatera disrupted my quest briefly, I am so happy I passed through them. This is definitely an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience. I would like to ‘bridge’ more less fortunate people,” said Scott at The Breeze – South Tangerang.

Scott had the chance to visit the children of Rumah Belajar YCAB Foundation and Panti Sosial Bina Remaja at Indralaya area (33km from Palembang city) at South Sumatera. He had lunch with the kids and handed over 100 3M masks, 10 units of oxygen, vitamins and supplements for the students of Rumah Belajar.

Scott’s journey for the past 20 days were recorded through live tracking at Becak Terus website and social media platforms with hashtag #BecakTerus. Scott thanks the netizen for helping him spread the vision and mission to help one another through twitter @Berlariterus. A number of companies also supported Scott’s journey, they are Achilles, Mogu-Mogu, Cirebon Energi Prasarana, Guinness, and ICAP.

Scott Thompson received a poem made by one of the BecakTerus donees at – Welcome Home #BecakTerus ceremony.

People can still donate through the crowdfunding website, www.kitabisa.com until 31stOctober 2015.

Source: Now Jakarta

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