Bart Jan Skorupa – Ground Work Opportunities

Bart Jan Skorupa A brush with blindness led Bartlomiej Jan Skorupa to his life’s work. Leaving a lucrative consulting job to do research on a remote coast near Madagascar, he developed optical ulcers. The journey through storms to surgery in a remote hospital inspired him to help match local leaders in the developing world with sustainable programs with volunteers and fundraisers elsewhere. 100% of the funds raised go to the campaigns which include: providing clean water, healthcare or education. Bart is now the co-founder and executive director of Groundwork Opportunities.org

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He holds a BA in Finance from the University of Illinois and has 7 years working experience in management and IT consulting in the US and Europe. Bartlomiej also has 5 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector in the USA, Europe, Africa, and Asia, from front line jobs to systematic development work.

About Elaine Masters

The Gathering Road podcast – Stories courage, passion and uncommon adventure. Hosted by dedicated traveler, Elaine J. Masters, Indie Excellence award-winning author and international scuba diver. The Indie Excellence Best Audio award winning author of Drivetime Yoga and Flytime Yoga is also a freelance travel writer and founder of the Tripwellness.com blog

When she’s not on the road, Elaine is the co-organizer of the Travel Massive San Diego,  bringing together travel writers and industry professionals, a part of the global network of those working in the travel industry.

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