After high school, the focus of most teens can be to get a job, go off to college or venture out on a vacation. For Maggie Doyne, the draw to help others lead her to South Asia — far from home with a service organization for a year of volunteer work. After helping a young girl search for her family, she found herself surrounded by many children who were not only orphaned and living in poverty, but who also had no option for education.
” “It was really this rude awakening,” Maggie said. “I thought, it only takes $5 admission and $5 for a uniform to put her into school. Why can’t I do that?” So Maggie had her parents wire her all $5000 of her life savings, using it to build an orphanage and then a school for children in that remote area. She continues to run it at the ripe age of 24.”
Now that’s a teen with courage and a mission!
Maggie’s web site: http://blinknow.org/