Tuesday, April 26, 2011

John Wood: The man who builds a school every 26 hours ...

This month John Wood came to Mumbai with a mission most would find impossible. He wanted to raise US$1 million in one night.

The Executive Chairman and Founder of Room to Read, an educational charity started a decade ago, knows exactly what he will be able to do with that money.

?With US$1 million we are able to open 200 libraries. That impacts at least 50,000 children,? says Wood.

By the end of Room To Read's fundraising evening on last week at the Westin Hotel in Goregaon, 200 of the city's wealthiest residents give him more than he hoped for.

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