“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”

~ Mark Twain

“Taking kids to meet world leaders doesn’t always turn out how you plan.”


Tess and Shane Sager with His Holiness
2001

Tess and Shane Sager with His Holiness
2017

“My hero is not necessarily the president of a country or a prime minister or a cabinet minister. It is somebody who has declared war on poverty, on disease, on illiteracy, and who is prepared to give human beings hope that there is a future for him or her. It is the ‘ordinary people’ that see a broken world and decide to make a difference in the lives of others. Those are my heroes.”

~ Nelson Mandela

PHILANTHROPY:

AMPLIFYING OTHERS

 

We seek to make outsized impact by supporting those taking the lead in making the world a better place. That includes Tibetan monks and nuns, Rwandan business women, Pakistani teachers, and Afghan doctors, among many others. The common element is that they are all everyday people in a position to exponentially impact countless others. Our work is to amplify their work and scale impact.

HOPE IS A GAME CHANGER:

ONE BALL AT A TIME

 

In many developing countries, it is common for children to repurpose string and old garbage bags into soccer balls. To these children, soccer is much more than just a game. Hope is a Game Changer provides children with the opportunity to earn indestructible soccer balls. Each child is required to participate in programs like Grassroot Soccer, Esperance and Carolina for Kibera, which use soccer as a platform for teaching life skills before they can trade their old ball in for a new one.

HANDS UP NOT HANDOUTS:

ARTISANS FOR CHANGE

 

Hands Up Not Handouts provides female artisans in Palestine and Rwanda the opportunity to combine their traditional handicraft techniques with modern designs to create exquisite handmade jewelry pieces that can be sold to discerning buyers around the world. This project elevates the creative economy, brings the artisan narrative to the world stage, and creates access to global markets for entrepreneurial women in Africa and Palestine.