So Easy Even a Village Idiot Can Do It

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You may remember this guy, Fajar from Indonesia, 13 years old at the time, and a marshal at the RC track in Medan. I wrote a blog post about him back then, which you can read here if you like. I realised I never did write about the fact that some time after the visit, he dropped out of school as his parents couldn’t afford to send him, so I had my local distributor find out if he wanted to keep going to school, and if his parents were OK with me paying for it. They were, so I did.

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On the left, when I first met Fajar. On the right when he got his new school uniform, and went back to school.

I just had the good news that 5th grade has begun, as a new school uniform was needed. Cool to see, and it made me think…oh boy here we go again!

My point of today’s post isn’t to say look how awesome I am, (although please feel free to do so also), it is to say that it’s really easy to make a positive difference in someone’s world. It doesn’t take much at all, even a village idiot from Finland can manage it. I don’t know if Fajar’s life will change due to my help, but what I do know is that I am providing him with an opportunity. Sometimes all a person needs is an opportunity.

Still loving the marshalling duties

Still loving the marshaling duties at the Medan track!

it’s really easy to make a positive difference in someone’s world. It doesn’t take much at all, even a village idiot from Finland can manage it.

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3 thoughts on “So Easy Even a Village Idiot Can Do It

  1. Jeff Check says:

    Impressed. Nice work

  2. pawel says:

    nice one joseph!

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