The Good Karma Drive
31 Mar 2008
The Good Karma Drive team have embarked on a quest to change a corner of the world by raising awareness of the need for good education for marginalized children in North India.
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The Good Karma Drive.
The Good Karma Drive is the brainchild of Jonny Knowles a 30 year old property entrepreneur. He has embarked on a quest to change his small corner of the world by bringing more enlightened fulfilment to the world of business. As he set out upon his Good Karma Drive he said that he hope that this would give him ‘time to reflect on deeper issues.’
With a small, diverse and dedicated team he has set out upon a drive that he hope will eventually change the lives of hundreds of children who may have never reaped the benefits of a good education. Recognising that education can transform the prospects of a child’s life by offering them fulfilment, prosperity and wellbeing for both them and their families, he has set himself and his fellow adventurers a challenge; to raise awareness and funds to support the work at a school on Dharamsala India. Having set out from London and touching on countries throughout Europe as well as Turkey Iran and the United Arab Emirates St Mary’s School in Dharamsala will mark the end of his epic journey in March to April 2008. By the time they arrive they hope to have raised in the region of $300,000 in order to build a new school building.
The existing school has already played a major part in changing lives. ‘St Mary’s School in Dharamsala is an important centre of education specialising in providing learning opportunities for young people who have been marginalised from mainstream education.’ he explains. ‘At St Mary’s School, regardless of their social or religious background, young people, many of whom come from some of the most impoverished communities in the region can experience, share in and receive the great gift of education.’ The school is already thriving from its modest beginnings of four pupils back on 1998 it now teaches over 400 students between 3- 15 years of age.
The team are passionate about telling the people that they meet on their journey all about the educational needs of this area and to heighten people’s awareness of the great work that is already being done by the staff at the school. The are on a mission to bring about positive change in one small corner of the world and to tell the inspirational story of people who put the needs of others first. They say ‘education is not a right it is a gift to be passed on.’
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