Matt York founded the Mandala Trust in 2002 as a way to support his friends in the Charan slum community near Dharamsala, northern India. He has been committed to the work of the Trust ever since and feels blessed to be a part of this ever-expanding circle of kindness which has now reached communities throughout the world.
A qualified nurse and development practitioner, Matt has worked on a number of primary healthcare programmes and community development projects in Africa and Europe. He is co-founder of Operation Kindness, a global family of activists, communities and grassroots campaigns whose purpose is to imagine, articulate, implement and actualise alternatives to neoliberal globalisation based upon kindness, altruism and love. He currently lives in Ireland with Jacqueline and their two boys Liam and Jack.