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Brothers Quest to save the Orangutan gets Obama’s tick of Approval

Prepare to be inspired. This is a story about 2 young brothers whose quest to save the orangutan has touched hearts here in Australia, around the globe and even as far as the White House.

William Clarke & Siswi

William Clarke & Siswi

Brothers, Daniel and William Clarke from Terrey Hills, are not your typical teenagers. They are 2 brothers who have a story to inspire you and a mission to motivate you.  As such their quest to save the orangutan has gained some serious recognition on the back of ABC’s Australian Story back in March of this year.  Their story has gone viral and has received some worthy accolades and supporters;

  • Daniel was the National Youth Ambassador for the Australian Orangutan Project for 5 years
  • The brothers have raised more than $600,000 to save the orangutan and their habitat
  • Former Prime Minister, John Howard, came to Terrey Hills to visit the boys at their family home
  • They have written and published their book called “Tears in the Jungle – A Children’s Adventure to Save the Orangutan” and have sold over 5,000 copies. The money raised from the sales of their book, has allowed them to sponsor 7,000 acres of Borneo rainforest
  • They received a letter from President Barrack Obama giving his support to their quest
  • They have received huge support from celebrities such as entrepreneur – Dick Smith, Adventurer – Bear Grylls, and Australian Rock Band – INXS.
Penny, William & Daniel Clarke & Bob Irwin

Penny, William & Daniel Clarke & Bob Irwin

Their story is also different. Daniel (15), who, inspired by the late Steve Irwin, has cerebral palsy since birth and is confined to a wheelchair.  The brother’s story is not about Daniel’s disability but about his and Williams quest to make a difference – to raise funds to conserve habitat for orangutans in Indonesia. Their story has unexpectedly thrust them into the political spotlight and has allowed them to make a real difference.

Natasha, William and Daniel at Col Crawford Kia

Natasha Vujadinovich from Col Crawford with William and Daniel at Col Crawford Kia

Daniel and William regularly speak at schools, community groups and national conferences around Australia and this week with the help of Kia Australia and Col Crawford Kia, they will visit 5 schools in 5 days in this brilliantly, sign written Kia Grand Carnival.

They are hoping the tour will raise awareness and support for the orangutan as well as inspire children to find and follow their passion. They will be posting daily updates on their progress on Facebook so please ‘Like’ them and follow their amazing progress.

Recent article in the Manly Daily on Saturday.

The Daily Telegraph posted a video recently.

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