CNN Hero Anne Hallum was a political science professor at Stetson University in Florida when she was asked to take a group of students on a volunteer trip to Guatemala. It was 1991 and she was going through a difficult personal time of loneliness and loss. The trip to Guatemala was her first time out of the country--and that trip changed everything for Anne.
The hunger, malnutrition, and barren mountainsides haunted Anne. The trip inspired her to start the Alliance for International Reforestation (AIR). Anne and AIR worked tirelessly for the last two decades to improve human and environmental health in Guatemala.
They have planted more than 4.2 million trees throughout Central America.
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri is a CNN Hero and the founder of the Nyaka AIDS Orphan Project in Uganda. He is the author of A School For My Village: A Promise to the Orphans of Nyaka.
Jackson grew up without running water, electricity, or a hospital in his village in rural Uganda. He had to grow his own food and sleep on beds made out of banana leaves. Up against all odds, he earned the opportunity to study at Columbia University. He returned to his home village years later and was overwhelmed by the plight of AIDS orphans. It was then that Jackson dreamt of the vision to build a school for AIDS orphans in his village in Uganda.
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Sam Vaghar is the Co-founder and Executive Director of the Millennium Campus Network. He is often referred to as "a Man with a Plan." His organization hosts the Millennium Campus Conference each summer, gathering together thousands of youth activists from the world. Find out how he did it all and how he got Dr. Paul Farmer and Jeffrey Sachs to join his movement. Check out his work at www.mcc16.org
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The most important thing Bill has learned from Aki Ra
Aki Ra’s unusual response when he was selected to become a CNN Hero
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Show Summary & Notes
How Dr. Tooley's journey began in a slum in India in 2000
His unexpected findings while doing household surveys in Liberia
The true and unexpected cost difference between public and private schools in developing countries
Did Malala go to a public or private school?
Why Dr. Tooley wants to take his vision to scale
Why Dr. Tooley’s Omega Schools charges daily tuition instead of monthly tuition
Dr. Tooley’s top 3 challenges running chains of low cost private schools
Marketing tips for low cost private schools
Dr. Tooley’s lowest moment and self-doubts when he opened his first school in Ghana
How Dr. Tooley responds to his critics
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The Southwest Airlines Way by Jody Hoffer Gittell
Why Dr. Tooley believes that arrogance is the enemy
The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics by William R. Easterly
Equality, the Third World, and Economic Delusion by P. T. Bauer
Conor’s reaction at the moment of the the 2015 earthquake in Nepal
Orphanage scams in Nepal
Who are these child traffickers? Are they locals or foreigners?
Complex challenges when reuniting children with their families
How Conor found his first mentors in Nepal
Conor’s hard-to-emulate routine when preparing and practicing for a speech
Conor offers relationship advice for aid workers
How Conor wrote his best-selling book so quickly
Conor’s reaction to Greg Mortenson and Three Cups of Tea