Jan 26 1925 – Sep 26 2008

“I’d like to be remembered as a guy who tried – who tried to be part of his times, tried to help people communicate with one another, tried to find some decency in his own life, tried to extend himself as a human being. Someone who isn’t complacent, who doesn’t cop out.”

Paul Newman was a co-founder of Safe Water Network, a nonprofit that develops sustainable drinking water solutions for those in need. In ’88, Newman founded the SeriousFun Children’s Network camps and programs for children with serious illness. In August 2001, on his family safari at Wilderness Safaris camps, Newman was touched by what he experienced with the communities in Africa. In his association with The Hole in the Wall Camps, he founded the rural Children in The Wilderness program for child literacy and environmental education with Wilderness Safaris. Since running its first camp in Botswana, Children in the Wilderness has expanded to seven of the countries in which Wilderness Safaris operates: Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, South Africa, Seychelles, Zambia and Zimbabwe, making a huge contribution to the sustainability of African communities and reserves.

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