Like many of you who read this blog you have a passion for traveling to places that make your friends and co-workers jealous. Being a teacher I have two passions in life; my students and their learning experience and my time off in July and August. There’s no question I do my very best to take full advantage of my eight weeks off in the summer. Hiking, golfing but more importantly seeing as much of the world as possible. During my last trip I had the distinct pleasure of traveling to Myanmar (Burma) a place I have had my eye on for some time. Although we didn’t stay in Myanmar for long, the impression its people and culture left on me is something I will always remember. Myanmar was the tipping point in pursuing a dream that I have had for some time - starting a charity before I turned thirty. I never dreamed that my love for sport (Soccer/Football), travel and my passion for children would blend in the way it has. After coming home from traveling to south east Asia, my girlfriend (now fiancé) started The Ball is Round Society, in which we fundraise to buy soccer balls and then pass those balls onto people who are traveling themselves and want to do a little bit of good on their trip but don’t know how to get involved in a larger NGO or simply don’t have time on their trip to do so. Because soccer/football is such a global sport you will never have trouble finding children who are playing the game somewhere, unfortunately they don’t always have a proper ball to play with. Our goal is slowly, but surely, growing and connecting with travelers who want to help bring a little bit of change to the world through sport.
One thing I have learned while traveling, whether it is in my own backyard or on the other side of the world, is that some times the things you are looking for lead you to find something much greater and more significant. Myanmar was full of great stories and many of those stories came from people we met along the way. Myanmar has many gems worth seeing including Inle Lake and the cave of Pindaya.
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