Akshar Forum is a new kind of institution: a livelihood school that teaches poor children how to earn a living, run a successful business, and clean up the environment. We teach that every child has the potential for genius, if they apply hard work to their personal interests and passions. Our model school employs a new approach to education that has the potential to deliver world-class higher education to every child in the world, at low cost. Akshar Forum is a small, easily replicable school that makes use of the unprecedented knowledge resources of the 21st century to mobilise and empower the youth. Their idealism can save the world.