THANK YOU!!! We made our initial Kickstarter goal, but that is just the beginning. The project is a success, and there's still time to make it a huge success! It's simple: Watch the 2 min. vdeo. Pick your level and your reward. Kick in... We think the first edition is going to sell out completely, so don't wait to get your copies.
MORE GREAT NEWS - the wonderful Carolyn Wonderland is singing at the Big Book Bash on December 11th at El Sol y la Luna in Austin!
AND HERE'S THE PROJECT RUNDOWN: I want to tell you the wonderful story of Mahiga Hope High School and the Nobelity Project. For the past five years we've been working in partnership with a rural Kenyan community: installing clean water and building a computer lab at the primary school, then helping the community build the area’s first high school.
My film BUILDING HOPE captures the hope of a better future for these children, and the hope the effort brought to the lives of all that supported the work. BUILDING HOPE is winning awards at film festivals across the country. After the SXSW World Premiere, the Austin Chronicle called the film, "Inspirational Redbull for the humanitarian soul.”
But the whole story is a much bigger than one movie. The Nobelity Project films have taken me to 20 countries to meet with Nobel Laureates and other amazing people who are making our world a better place. What I’ve seen and learned from them has inspired my work in Kenya, and has now led to BUILDING HOPE, the book.
Filled with beautiful photos of our Kenya school projects and from around the world, the book also shares the insights and wisdom that Desmond Tutu, Wangari Mathaai, Willie Nelson and many more have shared with me. This is my journey from the first tree I planted at the Mahiga primary school to the grand opening of Mahiga Hope High School, a journey that is bigger than me and greater than one school or village; this is a journey about the world we live in, and how each of us can reach out to others while building hope… in ourselves.
The best part is that this full color, hard-bound, coffee-table book will also include a pre-release dvd of the movie BUILDING HOPE (and it’s the only way to have your own copy of the film). I need over $25,000 to produce and print the book, but with your commitment we can make that happen. Buy one or one hundred. It’ll be a great gift and will be ready in time for the holidays. You get a book, a movie and an inspiring connection to the world. And I get to continue our education work around the world, and build more classrooms and water systems for schools in rural Kenya.
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