Australian to raise money for disadvantaged women


TAIPEI — An Australian man will help raise money for a women’s charity by embarking Feb. 19 on a two-week round-island cycle trip.

Inspired by the friendliness and passion of the Taiwanese people, 25-year-old Andrew Bonello from Melbourne decided to repay their goodwill by raising funds to build eco-friendly housing in rural areas by undertaking the trip.

Bonello majored in international travel and did volunteer work in Indonesia and the Philippines before coming to Taipei to learn Chinese in May last year. He is expected to leave the country later this year.