ePals on Mt. Everest

Education Reaches New Heights

In an effort to take FindingLife to a new level, Elia Saikaly partnered with ePals, the fastest-growing K-12 social network on Earth, to transport thousands of students worldwide on an interactive journey to the top of the world in May 2013. Throughout the entire expedition, Elia blogged, shared pics and videos, posted real-time GPS positions using Google Earth maps, and Skyped with selected classrooms from as high as 6,400 metres. An online poll even requested that Elia dance on top of the world, which he successfully pulled off. Students were encouraged to take on challenges in their own lives as Elia worked his way to the top of the world.