Nearly 800 million people are still illiterate TODAY. That’s 1/9 people who cannot read or write, with 2/3 being women and children. While some may not think that helping ‘them’ will affect us here in the US, it certainly does. When you have nearly 1 million people not being able to work because they are handicapped by illiteracy, that affects [...]
My Travel Column as published quarterly in ARE Magazine:: "East Meets West" 2015 Fall Edition – Travel Sri Lanka.
“If every child received an education, 171 million people would be lifted out of poverty.” ROOM TO READ's 5th Annual SPRING BENEFIT is happening tomorrow at a Private Estate in Beverly Hills! Last chance to purchase tickets to this fun & charitable fundraising event that goes towards building schools and libraries throughout Southeast [...]
Every 2 years, Room to Read, a non-profit that builds schools and libraries in SE Asia & Africa, invites 20 of their Chapter Leaders from around the World to visit their projects. Last October, I had the time and opportunity to join their Leadership Trek to Laos. We spent 5.5 days in this beautiful, hospitable country [...]
Women make up the majority of the more than 1 billion people living in unacceptable conditions of poverty worldwide. From the Creators of "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide", comes another wonderful documentary about Hope. A Call to Action. And what a little help we can offer can make a humongous impact [...]
I had the privilege and honor to see Nicholas Kristof, NY Times Journalist, #1 Bestseller of "Half The Sky" book & Documentary, yesterday at All Saints Church in Beverly Hills. He was there to introduce his new book, "A Path Appears". LiveTalksLA put the event on which I learned puts on a lot of other [...]
This past Saturday, 100 Yoga studios from around the World participated in Room to Read's "Global Yoga Day", raising money for Girl's Scholarships in India (costs 250$/year to support a girl). Our LA Chapter secured 2 studios within a block from each other in Santa Monica. I truly felt that Karmic Vibration from the [...]