a book to change the world

nepal kidsIf you are in need of a little inspiration then try this novel tip from Intrepid Express reader Alice Kalambokas…

Leaving Microsoft to Change the World, by John Wood, is not only extremely inspiring, encouraging and relentless, but giving. Giving to people and gives up a lot of potential wealth to pursue a purpose.

John Wood visited Nepal and was encouraged by locals to return with some books. He started a book drive and was overwhelmed by the response. So the next year he went back to deliver these books and on this journey decided to leave Microsoft to change the world – to build schools and libraries and assist with children’s education.

I wish I had his conviction and courage. I seem to have fallen off my tracks recently with a lot of personal change causing deep sadness and trauma, but when I think of his book, it helps to get me back on track and hope for a better place.”

John Wood’s great organisation, Room to Read, continues to make a huge difference around the world and you can find out more on their website at www.roomtoread.org.

About the author

Sue Elliot - Like many of us, Sue contracted a serious travel bug at an early age. She's visited over 90 countries in search of a cure, but her wanderlust just seems to get worse. Thankfully at Intrepid Travel she's amongst people who understand the affliction and since 1998 Sue has enjoyed being our blog and newsletter editor. Here you'll find helpful travel advice and inspiring tales from Sue and other Intrepid travellers.

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