There are a few things you should know about Sri Lestari: she’s always smiling, she’s always on the go, and she’s a tireless and passionate advocate for people with disabilities. For the second year in a row, Sri, a wheelchair user herself and a UCP Wheels for Humanity staff member in Indonesia, put these qualities to great use when she rode her modified motorcycle over 900 miles across Indonesia to spread the word about disability rights, demonstrate the potential for people with disability, and gain support for people with disabilities and programs that assist them.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Inspirasia Foundation, Sri’s journey, an even longer one than her Jakarta to Bali ride last year, started in Banda Aceh in the northwest tip of Indonesia, went through Sumatra, and concluded in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. Along the way, she met with people with disabilities and their friends, families, and neighbors as well as key government and community leaders, students, and the media. Look out for our next blog post featuring highlights from Sri’s journey, including her visit with the President of Indonesia!