From Air Hostess to owning and managing the worlds largest orangutan rehabilitation sanctuary, Nyaru Menteng, Lone Droscher Nielsen visited Sydney and met with Daniel and William in a national tour sponsored by BOS Australia last week.
“There has barely been a time where I didn’t have orangutans in my home”, she said from her amazing presentation held in Sydney on the 12th March. Lone recounted her amazing experiences in caring for and rehabilitating thousands of orangutans through her care centre, in Borneo, and some of the struggles she faced as a carer and owner of such an amazing sanctuary.
She had heard of Daniel and William’s quest to save the orangutan and was delighted to meet with the boys. “It was wonderful to meet her”, William said, “She was so inspiring and motivating”.
At the completion of her presentation she posed to the audience a piece of inspiring text for which filled the hearts of all present to know that there is hope… and that we must never give up!
“Do not lose heart nor hope. Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world which is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help out another soul, to assist some portion of this poor suffering world, will help immensely. It is not given to us to know which acts, or by whom, will cause the critical mass to tip toward an enduring good. What is needed for dramatic change is an accumulation of acts- adding, adding to, adding more, continuing. We know that it does not take everyone on earth to bring justice and peace, but only a small, determined group who will not give up.”
Clarissa Pinkola Estes