7. February 2009 13:00
Back in 2007, Myths and Mountains had a group of filmmakersapproach us to arrange a trek in Nepal and make a short film about thenon-profit we founded - READ Global. They followed me and our READ Nepal tour group all around the Nepalcountryside filming the villages and libraries we visited, and getting to knowall sorts of local people. After sending us the final version, we loveit! The film shows just what READ Global is about and how Myths andMountains is collaborating with READ to get the word out. It also showshow Myths and Mountains trips take people inside the cultures of the countrieswe visit.
READ Global began back in 1991 when, after a trek, peoplestarted to tip me. Debating about what to do with the money, I asked oursirdar (the Nepali leader) what he needed most in his village, and he replied,“A library”. Light bulbs went off for me, and since then,READ Global has built close to 50 fully sustainable library/community centerswith the help of Myths and Mountains, its travelers and friends. To readmore about READ Global, click here.
Myths and Mountains President & READ Global Founder