Damanhur is a Living Lab for the Future. People visit from all over the world, and exchange their research and ideas.

Yes!And… is an interview series to let our guests share their stories and inspire us to build a more awakened world, together.

The first guest interviewed for Yes!And… is Feroze Dada. Feroze Dada was born in Karachi. He has lived and worked for most of his life in London. He has been a qualified chartered accountant and chartered tax advisor. He was the senior partner of his private client tax practice in Mayfair, London for 25 years. Feroze is also a non-executive director of several private companies. Outside his professional life, Feroze is passionate about cricket and music. He performs in his own band, and is an occasional TV interviewer.

In 2012, during a trip in Myamar, Feroze and his wife MuMu – a photographer, interpreter and guide – took a boat trip on the beautiful Inle Lake but a terrible storm obliged them to get ashore in a great hurry! It was already dark, and the rain was torrential. On the shore, they saw dozens of eyes looking at them. They were some of the monks and the children of the Buddhist monastery of Phaya Taung, who took the scared and wet group to shelter. That night in the monastery changed Feroze’s life. He met the head monk Phongyi, who was passionately caring for and teaching more than 600 orphaned and refugee children of the revolutionary wars. Touched by the human goodness that shines also in the darkness of war, Feroze took action to support the Monastery and its children. He set up the Inle Trust , whose goal is the relief of poverty and improving health through the provision of water, sanitation, hygiene and education.

Feroze recounts the story of these extraordinary events in beautiful prose and with a pinch of humor, in his book Children of the Revolution, published in 2018. Just as his book was coming out of the press, he came to Damanhur to film an episode for his Our One World series

Thank you Feroze for your commitment and love!

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