austraLasia

?

Shortcut

PrevPrev Article

NextNext Article

Larger Font Smaller Font Up Down Go comment Print Attachment

20170704_WOR.jpg


Interview with Jakob from the Pedal for Humanity Team


By Pedal: Don Bosco Mission Bonn / Michele Brancati
Story of Than: Don Bosco Mission Bonn / Peter Käser


Bonn, Germany -- From April 2016 until May 2017 (13 months) two young Germans biked 15.000 km from Kolon in Germany up to Vung Tau in Vietnam. With their enthusiasm and vision 'Pedal for Humanity' they passed the following countries: Germany, Austria, Croatia, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, India, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and they reached on last April 29 the Salesian provincial house of Vietnam.


What encounters with people have particularly touched you?


Jakob: Every day we have met people with different backgrounds. The people who gave us food and a roof over our head have touched us the most. Without asking, these people have recognized our needs and received us with open arms. This unpretentious, apparently perfectly natural way of hospitality was overwhelmingly beautiful!


When did you encounter your psychological limits?


Jakob: At the beginning, traffic was a great psychological burden for us. The trucks and buses, which were driven at full speed, demanded a lot of concentration and courage. In Teheran we had a lot of stress with different visa applications. In Nepal we have come to our limits both physically and mentally due to the roads and the mountains (mountain pass of 3200 meter above the sea level).


Did the journey change you? Also with regard to your future plans?


Jakob: The journey has definitely changed us. We can not handle many things right now. In the coming months and years, we will most likely experience the things that we did on this tour. We became more grateful for what we have.


Character-wise, we both changed. I now leave my anger and frustration more lightly, and do not swallow it down, as I have often done before. We want both to continue to work in the health sector and to develop further. The poverty and the need for medical care in many countries that we have traveled has spurred us on. In the future we want to help and train beyond the European borders with our profession.


What is the journey for your friendship?


Jakob: Our friendship was very good before the trip. Through the many experiences and the long time we spent with each other, we have grown even closer together. We both could not have imagined this trip with any other person. Without the friendship, we would not have gone that far, that is clear. Our paths will now be separated for almost four and a half years for professional reasons. Ernest will make the training as an intensive caregiver and anesthetist and I will devote myself to the study of medicine. Our friendship will always endure! This is as safe as the Amen in the Church!


Pedal for humanity and for don bosco


On their route to Vietnam, Ernest and Jakob were also guests in various Don Bosco houses, in Albania , Turkey , India, Nepal, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam.


With their journey the two pedalos wanted to use for disadvantaged children and young people worldwide. At the Don Bosco Center in Istanbul, they met refugees who told them about their fears and hopes. The stories impressed the two nurses very impressed. In an impressive video , Ernest and Jakob draw attention to the fate of these boys and girls.


In addition, the two pedalos collected hard donations to support disadvantaged children and young people. So far, there have been 3,100 euro, which will benefit children and young people in Don Bosco street children's facilities.


Why Don Bosco?


After completing his high school diploma, Jakob worked for one year as a Volunteer in Don Bosco house orphanage in Timor Leste for a year with children and teenagers. Here he has come to know and appreciate the work of the Salesians of Don Bosco.




20170704_WOR1.jpg


20170704_WOR2.jpg


20170704_WOR3.jpg


20170704_WOR4.jpg


20170704_WOR5.jpg


20170704_WOR6.jpg


20170704_WOR7.jpg


20170704_WOR8.jpg



  1. 4441(II)_Bosconians give thanks for an abundant harvest

    By Fr. Albert Lenon, SDB Tetere, Solomon Islands, 18 July 2017 -- Sickles, knives and other tools in hand, the staff and students of Don Bosco Rural Training Centre, Tetere, harvested a bumper crop of rice on the 18th July, 20...
    Date2017.07.20 CategoryPGS Reply0 Views57 newfile
    Read More
  2. 4441(I)_Yokkaichi summer camp

    Joint summer camp of the diocesan parishes held at the Salesian Aspirantate By Fr. Daisuke Kitagawa, SDB Yokkaichi, Japan, 9 July 2017 -- It is great joy for us Salesians to serve the local church. July 8-9, at the Sa...
    Date2017.07.20 CategoryGIA Reply0 Views53 newfile
    Read More
  3. 4440(II)_Accompaniment along the Road

    The newly appointed provincial received 'Road Map 2017-2023' By Our Own Correspondent RMG, 18 July 2017 -- After six days in Rome the newly appointed provincial-elect of Australia-Pacific Fr. William Matthews got his ...
    Date2017.07.19 CategoryRMG Reply0 Views264 file
    Read More
  4. 4440(I)_Gold among stones

    Araimiri community witness - Mary Help of Christians Parish By Fr. Joseph Thanh, SDB Araimiri, PNG, 18 July 2017 -- A big mission service is happening in Araimiri, parish of Mary Help of Christians during this time as...
    Date2017.07.19 CategoryPGS Reply0 Views76 file
    Read More
  5. 4439_Migrant Oratory in Hong Kong is vibrant also in summer

    South Asia Migrant Oratory in Tung Chung By Fr. Dolphie Sequeira, SDB Hong Kong, 17 July 2017 -- Our Teenagers at Tung Chung are involved in various activities every week also in summer. We are interested to give them...
    Date2017.07.18 CategoryCIN Reply1 Views264 file
    Read More
  6. 4438(II)_Blessed Steven Sandor 'Effect' in Hungary

    Project Europe - Hungary (2) By Bro. Geza Nadudvari, SDB Provincial Economer UNG Budapest, Hungary, 16 July 2017 -- Second part of a deep insight - sharing of the Provincial Economer of the smallest European Salesia...
    Date2017.07.17 CategoryWorld Reply0 Views302 file
    Read More
  7. 4438(I)_Schneider Electric Cambodia partners with Don Bosco

    From left to right Ms. Meriem Kellou, Schneider Social Responsibility Manager of East Asia and Japan, Fr. Roel Soto, Don Bosco Country Representative, Mr. Ang Koon San, Schneider Country General Manager in Cambodia and Ms. Celeste Messina,...
    Date2017.07.17 CategoryCamb. Reply0 Views131 updatefile
    Read More
  8. 4437(II)_Project Europe - Bright future of Hungarian Salesians

    Deeper insight in Project Europe - Hungary By Bro. Geza Nadudvari, SDB Budapest, Hungary, 16 July 2017 -- "Hungary is at present time the smallest SDB province in the world, with only 34 confreres but with a very brig...
    Date2017.07.16 CategoryWorld Reply0 Views384 file
    Read More
  9. 4437(I)_Animation visit to the Federation of Past-Pupils, Thailand

    By Fr. John Bosco Theparat Pitisant, SDB Bangkok, Thailand, 15 July 2017 -- Last week, Fr. Jayapalan Raphael, the World Delegate for Past-Pupils of Don Bosco, met some members of the Federation of Past-Pupils in Thailand. Pres...
    Date2017.07.16 CategoryTHA Reply0 Views262 file
    Read More
  10. 4436(II)_Journey together in the Pacific

    The first canonical visitation of new Pacific Delegate By Cl. Falefa Elia Suva, Fiji, 13 July 2017 -- We concludes the first visitation from the Pacific Delegate Fr Petelo Vito here in our community in Fiji. The main ...
    Date2017.07.15 CategoryPac. Reply0 Views272 file
    Read More
List
Board Pagination Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... 136 Next
/ 136