Global Heroes

Have you ever wondered what a hero looks like?

Verge is proud to introduce our 2009 Global Heroes: 14 men and women who are doing their part to make a difference in the developing world.

They range in age from 23 to 62 and also in experience—from those reflecting on their first experiences in international development and looking forward to related careers, to veterans who have been making a difference overseas for the last twenty years.

Read on to meet Verge’s Global Heroes and to learn about the outstanding contributions they are making in the world.

Produced with the support of the Government of Canada through the Canadian International Development Agency.


Verge believes in travel for change. International experience creates global citizens, who can change our planet for the better. This belief is at the core of everything we do.

For more than a decade, Verge has produced quality resources and events to help people experience the world in a meaningful way, through opportunities to study, work and volunteer abroad.

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