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An inspirational presentation why two unhealthy 62 year olds decided to go on a 2000 km walk barefoot to raise money for children in Indonesia.

An inspirational presentation why two unhealthy 62 year olds decided to go on a 2000 km walk barefoot to raise money for children in Indonesia.

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  • TextWalking for Children in Indonesia District 3400
  • In 2010 Bali residents, Rotary Club of Bali, Seminyak “Rotarian of the Year” Robert Epstone (UK) and Beat Schmid de Gruneck (Swiss) Bali residents and members of SGI- Bali www.sgi-bali.org, part of a Buddhist Association for Peace, Culture and Education, are the Indonesia SOLE MEN. They have abandoned shoes for a year in solidarity with the poor and homeless children to raise money and awareness forSOLE MEN ‘Health, Education and Safety for Children inHow it started… Indonesia. “we have gone barefoot to highlight the poverty and suffering of the poorest children in Indonesia.” - Robert and Beat “But we decided it wasn’t enough, the problem is huge, so we decided to do a
  • SOLE MEN 2011 Barefoot WalksJune 500 km BaliAugust 500 km JavaOctober 2000 km Australia
  • Who we are walking for…..“- the most vulnerable children in need in ourcommunities- children who live in poverty- children without access to education, medicineand shelterOur barefoot walks are for them and we hopeothers will take up the idea to raise money forthese children”- Robert and Beat
  • Street kids…. 2007 survey by Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs 12 Cities in Java estimated to have a total of over 250,000 street kids Jakarta estimated to have over 30,000 street kids
  • Children at risk Children of families living on the streets From deceased parents Runaways from abusive families From parents who have moved away or abandoned their children
  • Street kids at riskStreet kids are at risk from: Drugs Prostitution Lack of sanitation Criminal gangs HIV/AIDS Mental health problems Malnourishment
  • “………….” shoeshine customer, he paid me 3,000“I had sex with myrupiah. I found out later how wrong it was. I spent themoney on Bakso”Boy, 13 years old
  • “………….” shoeshine customer, he paid me 3,000“I had sex with myrupiah. I found out later how wrong it was. I spent themoney on Bakso”Boy, 13 years old“I have been working on the street since I was 6 years old Isniff glue with my friends. It keeps the hunger away”
  • “………….” shoeshine customer, he paid me 3,000“I had sex with myrupiah. I found out later how wrong it was. I spent themoney on Bakso”Boy, 13 years old“I have been working on the street since I was 6 years old Isniff glue with my friends. It keeps the hunger away”Boy, 14 years old
  • “………….” shoeshine customer, he paid me 3,000“I had sex with myrupiah. I found out later how wrong it was. I spent themoney on Bakso”Boy, 13 years old“I have been working on the street since I was 6 years old Isniff glue with my friends. It keeps the hunger away”Boy, 14 years old
  • “………….” shoeshine customer, he paid me 3,000“I had sex with myrupiah. I found out later how wrong it was. I spent themoney on Bakso”Boy, 13 years old“I have been working on the street since I was 6 years old Isniff glue with my friends. It keeps the hunger away”Boy, 14 years old“How can I go to school! I am too busy begging to getfood. How can I get the money to buy uniform, books andpay the teacher? Can you help me?”
  • “………….” shoeshine customer, he paid me 3,000“I had sex with myrupiah. I found out later how wrong it was. I spent themoney on Bakso”Boy, 13 years old“I have been working on the street since I was 6 years old Isniff glue with my friends. It keeps the hunger away”Boy, 14 years old“How can I go to school! I am too busy begging to getfood. How can I get the money to buy uniform, books andpay the teacher? Can you help me?”Girl, 12 years old
  • Who is helping them?
  • Who is helping them? Government agencies Homeless shelters Orphanages Outreach education programs Outreach health programsAll these agencies and projects are critically underfundedand cannot increase their capacity sufficiently to meet thescale of the problem
  • SOLE MEN Raise $1,000,000 through a series of barefoot walks Form a grant giving trust to support projects helping street kids Provide healthcare literature for schools, orphanages and outreach health and education projects
  • SOLE MEN Raise $1,000,000 through a series of barefoot walks Form a grant giving trust to support projects helping street kids Provide healthcare literature for schools, orphanages and outreach health and education projects 100% of money donated will be used for projects.
  • SOLE MEN Raise $1,000,000 through a series of barefoot walks Form a grant giving trust to support projects helping street kids Provide healthcare literature for schools, orphanages and outreach health and education projects 100% of money donated will be used for projects.All SOLE MEN events and administration will be funded by sponsorship.
  • How you can help…… Fundraise… Use your contacts! If a SOLE MEN Walk is happening in your area , help with logistics and fundraising and spread the word in your community Start your own barefoot walk and get sponsorship Go barefoot for a day, a week, a month, or a year! Get sponsored! Have a SOLE MEN fundraising event with your friends or at your business…. Every little counts! Sponsor a Sole Men event Spread the word through social media sites like Twitter and Facebook ……are you a SOLE MAN?
  • “How can I go to school! I am too busy beggingto get food. How can I get the money to buyuniform, books and pay the teacher? Can youhelp me?”Girl, 12 years old ……are you a SOLE MAN?