Michael “The Bricklayer” Benedek
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Headed to Malawi (East Africa): Project Start July 2, 2023
Malawi is consistently ranked among the world’s 20 least developed countries on the UN Human Development Index. Seventy-one percent of the country’s population lives below the poverty line of US $1.90 a day. Nearly half of primary school-age children dropout before advancing to secondary school and the literacy rate in Malawi is only 62% among people 15 years old and older.
Team Dayā is scheduled to start its school groundbreaking in Malawi on Sunday, July 2, 2023. If you are interested in learning more, or possibly traveling with us to work on the groundbreaking, please contact us.
Michael Benedek – New York, New York
Bio: President and CEO of leading independent data marketplace Datonics, with over 25 years in the Internet, financial services and healthcare fields based in New York and in Tel Aviv.
Why: When I think about opportunity, education is paramount. Without education, opportunity is finite. Since moving to NYC over 20 years ago, I’ve had the opportunity to serve as a mentor to a high school student and have been fortunate to be able to lend support to a number of local educational causes by being part of initiatives to build schools or provide learning opportunities for students within the business world. I was drawn to this initiative because of what those other experiences have taught me – a school is an open door to the world. It is truly humbling to be part of such an amazing cause and help open a world of opportunity to a community so far from home.