What if I did one thing that scares me every year?
For the first time, I wondered.
On the eve of 2016 Christmas, a friend gave me a book. On the cover, he scribbled "...do one thing that scares you next year."
Somehow that challenge took me backpacking alone in the Himalayas for 2 weeks - in search of meaning.
What I found instead were young boys and girls already out of school working in backbreaking jobs with little to no pay. Madan, a 16-year old porter whom I met on the trails told me he used to walk 3 hours a day to school. But now he have to work.
It wasn't clear at the start, but I knew there was a need I wanted to fill. My goal was to combine my passion for education and business to help raise money and keep students like Madan in school.
Today, hundreds of supporters and readers like you have enabled us to fund dozens of classroom projects serving thousands of students in Nepal.
But we've barely scratched the surface.
The world is waiting — and we invite you to join us in our mission to break down the barriers to learning for all, one book at a time.