99 schools in six years

Friday - - The Big Story -

he Oned­er­world is the sus­tain­able vil­lage com­mu­nity pro­gramme that has ed­u­ca­tion at its heart and is backed by fur­ni­ture store chain The One.

Thomas Lund­gren, CEO and his staff at The Oned­er­world, started by de­vel­op­ing one school in Kenya and two in In­dia. The aim of the ini­tia­tive is to build 99 schools in six years.

“I was not in­ter­ested in char­ity; for me it’s not enough to just give money and sit back,” says Thomas. “I de­cided to take the ad­vice of a friend, Amer­i­can phi­lan­thropist and pho­tog­ra­pher Bobby Sager, who said, ‘Be self­ish; go and help somebody’.

“The idea was not just to teach a needy per­son to fish, but also how to sell the fish.” He adds, “The story was timely and we are now look­ing at de­vel­op­ing schools across the world.” Find the full story at http://bit. ly/1zR4Py1

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