Maggie Doyne, founder and CEO of the BlinkNow organization, says that when she was 18, she decided to take some time to travel and find herself. She set out to figure out exactly what it was she wanted to do. “Fast forward 20,000 miles and I ended in Northeastern India during the civil war that was happening in Nepal.”
Then, she traveled to Nepal, where she saw many orphan children. She had the idea to create a home that she would want to live in if she were in that position. So, she started a children’s home and is now the mom to 50 kids.
“We have to start somewhere. I am just a normal girl that grew up in New Jersey.” She encourages us to not think that we cannot make a difference. We may not be able to make a big difference right away, but we can make a small one now.
When she found out that she was chosen to be CNN’s Hero of the Year for 2015, the Mendham native could not believe it. “It’s surreal,” she states. How will it impact the future of her organization? “It’ll share our story and get more people to realize that education is the path.”
BlinkNow is an organization that serves an ever-growing, ever-inspiring community in Surkhet, Nepal. Their mission is all about the children and women of Kopila Valley.
To learn more about BlinkNow, head over to their website.