I’ve always loved looking at maps, often stuffing my finger down somewhere on the map and think to myself, “I wonder what is out there?” For some reason, my finger often landed on Mongolia. The fact that I had never visited Mongolia made me even more inquisitive as to “what was there”.
So when I started thinking about riding my motorbike from Singapore to Europe , the obvious place to make sure that my feet landed along the way, was Mongolia. In the process of planning and research into undertaking such a journey, I became aware of the Lotus Children’s Centre in Ulaanbaatar.
Lotus Children’s Centre was started by Didi Kalika in 1993 to provide support to vulnerable children and families, and provide the basic human rights of shelter, food and education. Lotus now also focuses on providing a good education, independence and life skills training to secondary school children as well as continuing to provide primary care. Lotus provides this support to over 100 vulnerable children in Mongolia, without government support, solely through donations. After beginning to understand the valuable work that Lotus performs in Mongolia, I wanted to support Lotus through raising funds as part of my long distance ride to Europe. I’m asking friends, family and anyone that will listen, to support Lotus through a small donation.
During the month of June 2014, I will be spending time at Lotus Children’s Centre, volunteering my time to assist Lotus with building maintenance, and to assist the children with computers.
Your financial support of Lotus is also a huge moral support to me during this journey. Thanks you for your contribution and support.