During the trip, all three spoke at an Indian middle school in Agra to inform the students how advancements in technology and education are providing opportunities for them to become successful in the future. They also encouraged them by explaining how the impact of globalization is strong enough to create equal opportunities for everyone, including those who are less fortunate and in unfavorable situations.
“I just hope that the students were able to take away as much from the experience as we did,” said Bauer, CEO. “It was definitely rewarding to be able to use some of my experience in the industry to inspire young, future entrepreneurs.”
After the school trip in Agra, the three traveled to Mother Teresa Orphanage, an establishment of the Mother Teresa Foundation, which provides housing, clothing, education, and health care for Indian children who have lost their families. They gave out toys and clothing, and also offered a donation to the head of the Orphanage.
Bauer explained, “It was an eye-opening experience. Outside of the orphanage was absolute poverty. Seeing what the kids had to face once they are older was astonishing and humbling. They were so happy and appreciative for the gifts we gave them.”
|John Bauer at the Mother Teresa Orphanage.|
Photojournalist Gregory Schell described his experience as life changing and emotional. "We were ushered into several rooms, introduced to many of the children who ranged in age from newborns to teenagers... the kinds of smiles we were getting really tugged at the…heartstrings. It was such a great feeling to give to these children as it seemed they didn’t have much in life to begin with."
|Mother Teresa Orphanage|
“We were truly honored to be able to spend time with this community. They made us feel right at home, despite being thousands of miles away,” said Bauer.
|Brandon Beemer giving out gifts at Mother Teresa Orphanage.|
Brandon Beemer also added, “before traveling to India, I thought I had a good idea of what the trip would be like, but the experience was more than I could have anticipated. Visiting the orphanage was both a humbling and soul stirring experience. Words cannot describe the feeling you get when you are given the opportunity to give back and put smiles on the faces of children in need.”
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