…Since leaving home 101 days ago, this site has reached more than 7,000 people in 41 countries across every continent except Antarctica. In just the last 30 days, readers have checked in from Pakistan, Brunei, Finland, Hong Kong, Syria, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Japan, Libya, the United Kingdom, Cambodia, Kuwait, Sweden, Malaysia, Australia, Russia, Ireland, the Netherlands, Canada, Slovakia, the United Arab Emirates, India, France, Turkey, the Republic of Korea, Poland, Costa Rica, South Africa, Austria, New Zealand, Yemen, the Philippines, Germany, the United States of America, Vietnam, Slovenia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Croatia.
I don’t know anyone in most of these countries. However, using only a laptop, pocket camera, and cellular network, I have been able to share my experiences, lessons, and feelings with ease and speed never before possible.
I am actually writing today’s post from Classroom 1B of the Carmel Convent School in Faridabad, India. In front of me, 16 students from an Indian slum study diligently under three Carmelite nuns and two teachers courtesy of eleven sponsors from five countries across three continents. Five weeks ago, all of this was just an idea!
We are living through the most astounding technological developments of all time. At our fingertips, we have tools that our ancestors could have only dreamed of. From a classroom in Northern India, I can use my laptop and a cellular network to instantly bring you here, whether you are in Scottsdale, Dubai, Sao Paulo, Moscow, Cape Town, or Bandar Seri Begawan. What an exciting time to be alive!