John Wood With Some of the Children He Has Helped

For anyone who’s read my review of Greg Mortenson’s efforts as described in the wonderful book Three Cups of Tea here is another extremely uplifting example of what one person armed with the right skills and will can do to make a huge difference in the lives of many of the world’s poor. The man’s name is John Wood and he recently handed out his 10 millionth book at a library that his team founded in a village in the Mekong Delta. Wood’s charity, Room to Read, has opened 12,000 libraries around the world, along with 1,500 schools. How’s that for an awesome achievement?

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