Founder’s Message

Writing this message is part of a personal journey that started over a decade ago; a journey in search of a more meaningful understanding of the world we inhabit. It has led me through more than 50 countries, from Peru to Paris, from the streets New York City to the base of Mount Kilimanjaro, and from the Pyramids to the Taj Mahal. Although these places have been unforgettable it is the people I have met along the way that have had the most profound impact on me.

I have had the opportunity to spend time with individuals from a diverse range cultures, classes, and ethnicities. Through these interactions nothing has affected me more completely or wounded me more deeply than witnessing the needless human suffering caused by absolute poverty. The most difficult aspect of my experiences with poverty is having learned that is preventable and unnecessary. Frequently it is a matter of opportunity not intelligence or drive that traps people in abject poverty.

I believe that education is the great equalizer, foundational to human development and one of the most basic human rights. One of my dreams is to make a tangible difference in the lives of those who do not have the educational opportunities that we enjoy. Through the construction of schools in some of the most impoverished communities on earth I hope we can create a world where your birthplace does not determine whether you can attend school.

Over the last few years this dream has become reality as hundreds of individuals from all over the world have joined Building Walls of Wisdom’s pledge to eradicate poverty. To date our organization of micro-philanthropists have secured the funding to build schools in Nicaragua, Ecuador, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Ghana giving close to 600 children access to education.

We have begun to make a tangible difference in the fight against extreme poverty, but with millions of children still not attending school we have more work to do.

With an open heart I welcome you to share this message if you believe in a better world, a world in which where you are born does not determine whether you can go to school.

Warm Regards,

Geoff Morgan
Building Walls of Wisdom