Criteria for Colin McLennan Scholarship
In 1984,Colin McLennan MBE founded the organisation known now as Pusat Rehabilitasi Yakkum.
The purpose of this, was to try and rehabilitate disabled young persons from poor families to the point where they could earn a living to sustainthemselves.
The criteria for this project was:
- Children had to come from the poorest of the poor families.
- Be physically disabled.
- Capable of being rehabilitated to become self sufficient
- Be under the age of 24 years old
- Not receiving assistance from another source.
A facility was founded in Yogyakarta, and since its inception, more than 4000 children have received assistance.
Some years later a further facility was established in Bali known as Yakkum Bali, and it too has followed the ideals originally espoused by Colin McLennan.
For these and other services (notably in Cambodia) Colin McLennan was awarded the MBE (Member of the British Empire) by her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.
Colin McLennan died on 28th June 2006, and his will stipulated that moneys be left to the Rehabilim Trust Inc for use for “young disabled entrepreneurial Indonesian persons”.
The Colin McLennan Memorial Trust has been set up to honour that pledge.