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NEW TWE Radio: Changemaker Maggie Doyne On Her Groundbreaking Nepali School

Maggie Doyne – Founder of BlinkNow in Surkhet, Nepali

Maggie Doyne – Founder of BlinkNow in Surkhet, Nepali

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NEW INTERVIEW WITH HOST STACEY GUALANDI!

Stacey just did a BRAND NEW interview for The Women’s Eye Radio with Maggie Doyne, founder of BlinkNow in Surkhet, Nepal and the 2015 CNN Hero of the Year.

We wanted to find out about Maggie’s new activities since we last chatted with her for our book 20 WOMEN CHANGEMAKERS about her groundbreaking children’s home and school in the Kopila Valley. Currently Maggie has 53 children and many more people in her extended family there.

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Maggie was in Los Angeles speaking at the Yellow Conference, a unique gathering for women who want to make an impact and work for something bigger than themselves.

And that Maggie did! Traveling to the poverty-stricken valleys of Nepal ten years ago at age 19, she saw a huge need for education, nutrition, shelter and love for the orphans living in this destitute area.

As she approaches the upcoming 10th anniversary of her non-profit BlinkNow in December, she talks to Stacey about what BlinkNow has accomplished, how they keep growing and expanding and the exciting adventures ahead for them.

Her personal news surprised us! You’ll find out all about it when you hear her talk about her life as “chief executive mom” and new book and documentary.

As Maggie says, “In the blink of an eye, we can all make a difference.” Enjoy this chat. She has terrific advice on how you, too, can make a difference.

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TOP 10: Millenial, Mother of 50: Maggie Doyne is Breaking the Rules and Saving Lives

Maggie Doyne/CNN Hero of the Year/Screenshot CNN

Millenial, Mother of 50: Maggie Doyne’s breaking the Rules and Saving Lives: Denise Restauri–forbes.com–12/20/15–Photo: CNN Screenshot

Interview: Maggie Doyne Changes The Lives Of Nepali Orphans In The Blink Of An Eye

 

Maggie Doyne and her children at Kopila Valley Children's Home in Nepal

Maggie Doyne and her Kopila Valley Home children

UPDATE 12/6/15: Maggie Doyne is THE CNN HERO OF THE YEAR! CONGRATS, MAGGIE AND BLINKNOW!

Maggie Doyne, CNN Hero of the Year 12-6-15

UPDATE 11/18/15: 2015 CNN HERO OF THE YEAR MAGGIE DOYNE! Congratulations, Maggie!

UPDATE 10/8/15: Maggie is a Top 10 CNN Hero of 2015…she needs your vote to become the Hero of the Year

UPDATE 4/25/15: From Maggie on Facebook about the earthquake that struck Nepal: “Everyone is okay in Surkhet. The kids and staff felt tremors and followed emergency procedures. We are waiting to hear news from our friends across the rest of the country. Thank you for checking in on us and please pray for Nepal.”

By Patricia Caso/December 5, 2013

Twitter: @maggiedoyne

Maggie Doyne is thrilled any time one of her forty kids, 3 to 16-years-old, call her “Mom!” Taking a gap year after high school, she wound up as Founder and Director of Kopila Valley Children’s Home and School in Surkhet, Nepal. She is realizing her dream to create a loving home, school and community for orphans and abused children.

“The shame and hopelessness I witnessed was monumental. I found this horror was reality for 80 million kids worldwide. How did I not know about this? I had to do something and I had to do it now.”  Maggie Doyne

Wise beyond her twenty-seven years, I was fascinated by this young woman’s passion and courage and wanted to find out how she was able to house and educate so many children in such a poverty-stricken community. In the midst of a busy schedule of meetings on a trip to the U.S., I caught up with her by phone…. [Read more…]