From Jakarta to Bali by modified motorbike: A journey to inspire

Sri has a dream: To travel from Jakarta to Bali by modified motorbike to show that people with disabilities in Indonesia can live freely and independently.
Sri Lestari
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From Jakarta to Bali by modified motorbike:
A journey to inspire!

This project aims to bring role model Sri Lestari on an epic, inspirational journey from Jakarta, across the island of Java to Bali, while raising awareness about the lack of transportation resources for disabled people in Indonesia.

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Sri's Story

Hi, my name is Sri Lestari. I am from Klaten, Central Java, Indonesia. I've been paralyzed from the chest down since I was in an accident when I was 23. Watch the video above to hear my story, and learn about my mission to inspire other Indonesians with disabilities.

I think every Indonesian with a disabilty should be able to do the same kind of things that people without disabilities do (and that I do!).

I'll do this by an inspiring trip, travelling 1,212 km from Jakarta to Bali on my modified motorbike. I want to show that people with disabilities in Indonesia can live free, independent, productive and happy lives! I need your support, I can't make it by myself!

The impact of this campaign

In 2009, I started working as a social worker for an international organization called United Cerebral Palsy, Wheels for Humanity. I spend my days visiting people with disabilities who just stay at home. They are surprised that I can live independently, go everywhere by myself on my modified motorcycle, and work a normal job. They are happy when they see me, because I am 'diffable', (differently abled), and I am a woman and I can work. I really want to share my experience - how I can be independent and healthy as a diffabled paraplegic.

Let's work together to help more disabled people out of their houses, and to have the same opportunities as others.

Why is this important

I think this is an important campaign because disabled people in Indonesia still have difficulty getting out of their houses, because they have no access to transport, especially public transportation. When I got my modified motorcycle, my life changed. I want others to see this is possible for them too. This trip would show people in Indonesia and around the world that having a disability doesn’t mean your life is over!

About the trip

The trip will take 3 weeks, and I plan to travel about 75km a day with some longer stops. I will stop in different towns and cities along the way and speak with people with disabilities about my story and my experience.

The trip will end in Bali on May 29th, 3 days before TEDxUbud. I will appear onstage at TEDxUbud, and hopefully share the story of my trip (this has already been arranged with the TEDx organizers.)

Your contributions will go towards:

  • A new motorbike for my trip. I will transfer my old modification kit to the new bike (My old motorbike engine will not make the trip, and I will donate it to someone in need.)
  • Gas, food, and lodging while on the road
  • Transportation for my motorbike to the starting point in Jakarta, from my home in Yogyakarta, 550 km away
  • Flight home from Bali when the trip is finished
  • A support person to accompany me on the road (my brother)

If you contribute

We have a great line-up of unique perks, including engraving your name on my motorbike, a miniature wooden statue, and even a ride with me on my bike! Check them out in the column to the right.

Other ways you can help

Even if you can't contribute to the campaign, telling others about my story, my trip and my dream really helps! So 'like' my page on Facebook, and share my campaign with the world!

Thank you so much, Sri Lestari

P.S. Special thanks to my bosses at UCP WFH, who are giving me so many opportunities and to the organizers of TEDxUbud, who have been very supportive!


Versi bahasa Indonesia

Tentang saya

Halo, namaku Sri Lestari, dari Klaten, Jawa Tengah. Saya seorang “Paraplegia” (lumpuh separuh tubuh bagian bawah) ketika usia saya 23 tahun karena kecelakaan sepeda motor( Saya penumpangnya).
Lihatlah videonya, saya akan melakukan perjalanan naik sepeda motor modifikasi dari Jakarta sampai Bali.

Saya ingin kampanye ini sukses karena saya ingin menunjukkan bahwa orang dengan kemampuan berbeda di Indonesia dapat hidup bebas, mandiri, produktif dan hidup bahagia! Saya membutuhkan dukungan, saya tidak dapat melakukannya sendiri!

Kenapa ini penting

Saya merasa kampanye ini penting karena diffable di Indonesia masih sulit untuk bisa keluar dari rumahnya, karena mereka tidak punya transportasi, khususnya transportasi umum. Ketika saya memiliki sepeda motor modifikasi, hidup saya berubah. Saya ingin teman diffable ataupun paraplegi yang lain juga memiliki kesempatan yang sama seperti saya. Perjalanan ini akan menunjukkan kepada masyarakat di Indonesia dan seluruh dunia bahwa menjadi seorang diffable tidak berarti hidupnya berakhir.

Tentang Pejalanan

Perjalanan ini akan terlaksana selama 3 Minggu, saya berencana naik sepeda motor modifikasi 75 km per hari. Saya akan berhenti di tiap Kabupaten/ Kota yang saya lewati untuk bertemu dengan teman paraplegi atau teman-teman diffable yang lain yang masih tinggal di rumah untuk berbagi pengalaman.

Perjalanan ini akan berakhir di Bali pada tgl 29 Mei, 3 hari sebelum acara di TEDxUbud. Saya akan di panggung TEDxUbud dan berbagi pengalaman yang sukses selama perjalanan (acara ini sudah di persiapan oleh TEDx)

Kontribusi anda untuk kampanye ini akan digunakan untuk:

  • Sebuah sepeda motor baru untuk perjalanan saya. Saya akan memindah modifikasi yang lama ke sepeda motor yang baru (Sepeda motor saya yang lama mesinnya tidak memungkinkan untuk perjalanan jauh ini dan saya akan mendonasikan sepeda motor saya yang lama kepada teman yang membutuhkan
  • Bensin dan akomodasi selama perjalanan
  • Transport untuk sepeda motor saya dari Yogyakarta ke Jakarta sebagai titik awal perjalanan saya dan dari Bali ke Yogyakarta
  • Penerbangan dari Yogyakarta ke Jakarta ketika perjalanan akan dimulai 
  • Penerbangan pulang dari Bali ketika perjalanan berakhir
  • Seseorang yang menemani saya selama perjalanan (adik laki-laki Saya)

Jika Anda berkontribusi

Kami memiliki hal penting yang unik, termasuk ukiran nama Anda pada sepeda motor saya, sebuah patung kayu miniatur, dan bahkan naik sepeda motor dengan saya! Lihatlah kolom di sebelah kanan.

Marilah bekerjasama untuk membantu teman-teman diffable yang masih tinggal di dalam rumahnya supaya bisa keluar rumah dan mempunyai kesempatan yang sama seperti yang lain.

Dampak dari Kampanya ini

Tahun 2009, saya mulai bekerja di UCP Roda Untuk Kemanusiaan sebagai Pekerja Sosial. Setiap hari saya mengunjungi teman-teman diffable yang masih tinggal di rumah. Mereka terkejut ketika melihat saya yang bisa hidup mandiri dan bisa pergi keman-mana sendiri naik sepeda motor modifikasi dan bekerja normal. Saya ingin membagi pengalaman bagaimana saya bisa hidup mandiri dan sehat sebagai seorang paraplegi.

Meskipun Anda tidak dapat berkontribusi untuk kampanye, memberitahu orang lain tentang kisah saya, perjalanan saya dan mimpi saya benar-benar membantu! Jadi 'Like' di Facebook saya, dan berbagi kampanye saya kepada dunia!

Terimaksih Banyak, Sri Lestari

Terimakasih khususnya kepada Pimpinan UCP Roda Untuk Kemanusiaan yang telah memberi saya kesempatan dan TEDxUbud yang telah sangat mendukung.


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Select a Perk
  • $1USD
    Thanks for your support!

    $1 will get you a heartfelt thanks for your support, plus a ton of good karma...

    1 out of 1000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $10USD
    A personal email

    A personal email of thanks from Sri, and your name will appear on her trip website.

    3 out of 250 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $25USD
    Your name on Sri's bike

    Sri will get your name engraved on her modified motorbike, plus will email you a personal email of thanks, plus will add your name on her trip website.

    16 out of 150 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $50USD
    A miniature wood carving

    A miniature wood carving of Sri's bike, shipped to wherever you live. Plus, all of the above.

    11 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $100USD
    A ride with Sri

    $100 gets you all of the above, plus a ride with Sri on her awesome modified motorbike after she arrives in Bali on May 29th.

    3 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $200USD
    Ticket to TEDxUbud

    $200 gets you all of the above, plus a ticket to TEDxUbud at the stunning Fivelements in Bali on June 1st, your name on the program, and a special Donor Badge.

    2 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $3,000USD
    Get your own bike!

    Your very own modified motorbike! We'll ship it to you, or donate it to someone in Indonesia who needs it.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
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