uttam-sanjel.jpgDuring his three years in Bollywood, Uttam Sanjel, 35, learned that the real heroes of our world are not famous movie stars.

He saw the dismal conditions of poor children in the streets around Kathmandu, and vowed to help them.

Armed with a good education, high ideals and the courage to match, Uttam created a new answer to the problem of child destitution: the construction of schools quickly and efficiently using bamboo. Bamboo is inexpensive (its use lowers the budget for construction by 60 percent), strong, earthquake-proof and easy to find.

Read the feature story here, in Dawn.

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