Garuda UNY on changing lives

Julian Fathi and Garuda UNY Eco Team take their engineering knowledge beyond the competition to educate and help local communities.

Every two months, these inspiring students from Yogyakarta, Indonesia go out to local villages to perform regular service maintenance on motorcycles. They see this as an opportunity to educate people on the dangers of toxic gas emissions from vehicles that are not well-maintained.

The team also collaborate with a local charity called United Cerebral Palsy to help those impacted by the motor disability to modify their manual wheelchairs into electric ones and teach members of this community how to perform simple maintenance on the wheelchairs.

Fathi and his team, as part of their Indonesian culture love being helpful, imparting their knowledge, making people smile and changing peoples’ lives in the process.

Learn more about this team’s work outside Shell Eco-marathon in the video below.

“We love to see the smiles…and I think that this kind of help could change somebody's life.”

Meet Fathi from Garuda UNY Eco Team

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