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Tsunami kids, the Gandy brothers [Rob and Paul Forkhan] with Nick Hardy

Label
Tsunami kids
Title
Tsunami kids
Statement of responsibility
the Gandy brothers [Rob and Paul Forkhan] with Nick Hardy
Title variation
Tsunami kids
Title variation remainder
our journey from survival to success
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On Boxing day 2004, Rob, Paul, Matty 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 whilst carrying out voluntary work for charities in India alongside their parents. In the decade since the tsunami, Rob and Paul have achieved an incredible feat. They have created a multinational brand, Gandy's Flip Flops, based in the front room of their rented flat and 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
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
338.04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Tsunami kids, the Gandy brothers [Rob and Paul Forkhan] with Nick Hardy
Label
Tsunami kids, the Gandy brothers [Rob and Paul Forkhan] with Nick Hardy
Publication
Note
Includes index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Includes index. -On Boxing day 2004, Rob, Paul, Matty 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 whilst carrying out voluntary work for charities in India alongside their parents. In the decade since the tsunami, Rob and Paul have achieved an incredible feat. They have created a multinational brand, Gandy's Flip Flops, based in the front room of their rented flat and 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
Control code
15824172
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
256 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781782433590
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) RO663762
  • (OCoLC)898125650
  • (AuCNLKIN)000053884918

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