Makes for inspiring reading. --National Catholic Reporter
About the Author
Born in 1978 in Dublin Clare Mulvany never believed that her life would take her to this point - At only 31 years old Clare Mulvany has packed into her short career a lifetime of wild experiences and achievements. As a sought after social change consultant and documenter she has travelled the length and breadth of the globe, met incredible people who work to make the world a better place, and made her own distinct mark on the world through her social entrepreneurial projects and activities. From a young age she was always interested in the world and fostered a passion in contributing in some way to a better place. At age 17 travelled to Tonga where she volunteered as a youth worker for a year. On her return she settled down long enough to obtain a degree in Psychology and English from Queens University, following that she moved to the UK where she completed an Msc in Education from Oxford University. A passion for travel kicked in early on and, as soon as she could, she took off to explore the world. First stop was China where she lectured in English in the highly recognised Peking University in Beijing where she also managed to squeeze in writing and publishing a language learning textbook for the Chinese market. Later pursuing her interest in Social Change she worked as the programme manager for the Suas Volunteer programme, a youth leadership development programme working with schools in India and Kenya, where she spent over three years working with local children, developing their imaginations, improving their educations and, in the process, quickly falling in love with the kind of work that soon showed itself as making a positive difference in life. Clare has spent several years working on social change and youth initiatives around the world. She is driven by a curiosity to explore the world, drawing out positive experiences for herself and others. Her work is at its hardest challenging but at its best; more rewarding than anything she has done before. She sees great positive change in the actions of people around the world and is committed to making her own changes and contributing to better society worldwide. Her work has changed people's lives for the better and inspired countless others to go out and changes things themselves. Clare currently works as a freelance writer for various NGO and social sector groups, and as a researcher, consultant and photographer in the field of social change. She also volunteers with 'Fighting Words' - a creative writing centre for children in Dublin. In her free time she loves to cook, dance, play squash and spend as much time as possible with her family and - the light of her life - her niece Aria. In recognition of her work to date, Clare received a 2007 Social Entrepreneurship Award from Social Entrepreneurs Ireland.