08 November 2011

he opened more libraries around the world than carnegie...

You've probably never heard of John Wood, but he's doing some pretty amazing work.  Here's Nicholas Kristof's New York Times piece on his libraries around the world:

OP-ED COLUMNIST
His Libraries, 12,000 So Far, Change Lives
Published: November 5, 2011
CAI LEI, Vietnam
 Peter Stuckings
Room to Read, a charity founded by John Wood, builds libraries and fills them with books. These girls in Cai Lei, Vietnam, accepted new books as if they were treasures.

Nicholas D. Kristof
ONE of the legendary triumphs of philanthropy was Andrew Carnegie’s construction of more than 2,500 libraries around the world. It’s renowned as a stimulus to learning that can never be matched — except that, numerically, it has already been surpassed several times over by an American man you’ve probably never heard of.

07 November 2011

03 November 2011

sucre, bolivia


Here's a quick look at Sucre, Bolivia.   Our bus ride in from Potosi:



We had the good fortune of staying with my partner's childhood friend's aunt, who happens to live alongside the Peruvian consulate.  Nice.