Nerijus Buivydas, a principal of a primary school in Lithuania and a passionate runner, challenged himself to something that seemed impossible - to run 20 marathons in 20 days. Having worked in the field of education for nearly ten years, he decided to seek change towards children feeling happier at their own schools.
"I often travel to various Lithuanian schools. Whenever I ask the students to tell me who the most important people in school are, they always consider themselves to be the least important. When the child does not feel comfortable at his own school, we cannot even begin to talk about his motivation to learn", says Nerijus.
The man accomplished his goal by reaching his personal record of 862 kilometres in 20 days. Every single marathon culminated in a meeting with the excited communities of 20 schools across the country.
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