I had a conversation today with an amazing woman called Amanda. She is part of a group of people who have been contributing to a program in Nepal called ‘First Step Himalayas’ – a small NGO whose mandate is to build and run schools in rural Nepal where there is no access to education. Obviously they have been hit hard by the earthquake, but one of the things they are most proud of is that the buildings they have created are all still standing – building schools that can last is part of their goal.
What struck me most about this group is it shows what can be done with limited resources when human beings get passionate about a cause and go to work on it. Also they don’t run the business by asking for money – they offer treks and experiences and use the money they generate to fund their projects.
Check out their website. If you are interested you can donate to the appeal they have just started to support those affected by the earthquake. But why I am posting this is because what they are really about is encouraging people to make a difference by taking action and getting involved.