Tsunami Kids: Our Journey from Survival to Success (Hardback)
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Tsunami Kids: Our Journey from Survival to Success (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 13/11/2014
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On Boxing day 2004, Rob, Paul, Mattie and Rosie Forkan tragically lost their parents in the Boxing Day Tsunami that devastated Sri Lanka. Aged from 8 to 17, they subsequently faced a harrowing and solitary 200km trek across the decimated country to get home to safety. The bravery, ingenuity and resilience they displayed was the result of their unusual upbringing. Taken out of school at a young age, they received an unconventional and global education, learning independence and resourcefulness while carrying out voluntary work for charities in India alongside their parents. In the decade since the tsunami, Rob and Paul have created a multinational brand, Gandys Flip Flops, which was based in the front room of their rented flat and has been endorsed by entrepreneurs including Richard Branson, and set up Orphans for Orphans, a charitable organization that uses 10% of the profits to support children deprived of education, nutrition and medication. This is a heartbreaking, engaging but ultimately uplifting journey from the streets of Sri Lanka to the boardrooms of London, Downing Street and beyond as told by two inspirational survivors.

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781782433576
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 576 g
Dimensions: 231 x 153 x 26 mm

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“This is a moving and quite humbling story”

There can't be many people who don't remember seeing the television coverage of the Indian Ocean tsunami on Boxing Day, 2004. The sheer enormity of the devastation, the horror of the news footage, there was... More

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“Touching story”

a really moving True story , their family caught in the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami in Sri Lanka. sadly their parents died but the boys have turn it around and i think they would be very proud of what they have now... More

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