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The Corporate High-Flyer Who Threw It All In For Charity

"The purpose you get out of life is something you would have never felt before."

13/05/2017 4:36 PM AEST | Updated 15/05/2017 8:36 AM AEST

Five years ago, Josh Porteous was living a fairly standard existence in Sydney. Working for one of the world's largest companies, Coca-Cola, he was nearly at the top. And just like any other city-dweller, he was caught up in a lifestyle motivated by money, by success and by anything that was ultimately inwardly serving.

But it was on another Sunday, facing another hangover, that Josh got fed up with this lifestyle.

Unlike any of those previous Sundays, this time he chose to do something about it.

Josh Porteous is the Founder and Managing Director of The International Brothers & Sisters House, a charity that operates in Cambodia, Nepal and Tanzania with the central purpose of getting kids through school and into higher education. He also co-directs Trek For Change which seeks to match adventurous travellers with a cause.

The next adventure for Josh will be a charity ride for IBSH through Nepal. The 8 day ride over 335km through rural Nepal will visit awe inspiring locations, experience authentic Nepalese culture and meet the students of the IBSH program. To get involved in the ride, head over here.

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