One of my guiding principles is that modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are instrumental in dissolving barriers between people of different origins. This principle is reflected in Schools-Online, a nonprofit I co-founded in 1996 to connect the world, one school at a time. In the next seven years, 6400 schools in 36 countries were provided with computers and access to the Internet. And over 10,000 teachers of these schools were provided with instructions on the usage of computers and ways to leverage the Internet in their teaching. Schools Online merged with Relief International in 2003 and grew to having an annual budget of $45Million with over 2000 employees in 25 countries by 2009.