After a chance meeting behind the scenes of Channel Nine’s, “The Voice”, Daniel and William had a brief opportunity to meet with the amazing lead singer of Good Charlotte, Joel Madden and legendary artist Seal.
“They were such great guys!”, Daniel said still grinning from ear to ear after meeting with them.
William mentioned to Joel what it was like to write a book with his brother, to which Joel shared some experiences of what it was like to put an album together with his brother Benji. ”Daniel and I sorted out the content of the book by using scissors, paper, rock however I think Joel and Benji used a ‘different’ approach to settling their conflicts”, William said.
Seal with Daniel and William
“Daniel and I sent them a signed copy of our book, “Tears In The Jungle” and it was great to find out that they had both received it. We are thrilled that both Joel and Seal said they would support us in our quest to save the orangutan”.
We are DELIGHTED to think that Daniel and William’s book, Tears In The Jungle, has been included on the book lists for the NSW and Victoria’s Premiers Reading Challenge for 2013!!
It is amazing to think that two young boys with a passion to make a difference and a desire to share that dream with others, could make such a huge impact. Their book is now listed as a reading resource for Primary aged school children in both NSW and VIC and is available for purchase by your school library.
The book is an amazing journey through the jungle of Borneo with incredible photos and accompanying story told through the eyes of these amazing brothers. Daniel and William have been National Love2Read Ambassadors for the past two years and you can read more about them HERE.
We received a call (only this week) from a Professor of Social Studies at a leading University in NSW who was thrilled to tell us that Tears In The Jungle is being used as a topic of study within the university’s Social Studies class as it crossed so many boundaries such as:
Conservation / Environment protection
Critically endangered species
Disability – Struggle through adversity
Children / brothers (relationship)
We are delighted to have the support of so many educators around Australia and now with the inclusion on the Premiers Reading Challenge the boys are very excited to think the message is getting out to all Australian schools (Saving the critically endangered orangutan).
If you would like to purchase a copy of Daniel and William’s book you can do so HERE.
We have also received some ideas from other amazing educators on different ways Tears In The Jungle can be used in the classroom as a study resource – CLICK HERE to see a downloadable sheet on some ideas.
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Daniel and William caught up with Harrison Craig and his brother Connor this weekend to share some stories of how their lives have changed over the past few months.
Harrison Craig, who has made it through to the next round in Channel Nine’s TV Program, “The Voice” and his brother Connor, have known the Daniel and William for several years.
“It just so happens that our mums have known each other since… ‘forever’ and we have followed each other in our individual pursuits and we try to catch up whenever we can as we live in different states”, said William. Continue reading →
Please take a moment to look at these two amazing young Australian boys , Daniel and William Clarke, who are inspiring thousands of people to make a difference in our world (www.TearsInTheJungle.com).
They have written a book, raised over $670,000, spoken to 14,000 school students and have recently won the National Pride of Australia Medal…all to help save the critically endangered orangutan.
They are just 14 and 16 years old, with older brother Daniel having cerebral palsy and who is mostly confined to a wheelchair. They have a unique relationship as brothers and are on this quest together – IT IS AN AMAZING STORY that is changing people’s lives around the world.
Please have them on your show and help them to inspire thousands of people to know that it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, we can all “make a difference”.
Would you like know what Daniel and William have achieved? CLICK HERE
Daniel Clarke was honoured by his local council in the Australia Day and Citizenship Awards yesterday for educating people in our local community and bringing greater awareness about the plight of the Orangutan.
In accepting his Outstanding Community Service Award, Daniel thanked Warringah Council for recognising his contribution to the community. Daniel accepted the award on behalf of his brother William who co-authored their book “Tears In The Jungle” on their quest to save the orangutan. Continue reading →