Martin Burt is the founder of Fundacion Paraguaya,a Paraguay based non-profit that has helped to fund,among many other things, the Mbaracayu Forest School. In addition, Burt the visionary leader who developed the ‘Self-Sufficient School’ model upon which the Forest School is based. Burt, a native Paraguayan, left a promising career in politics to found Fundacion Paraguaya in 1985 and has been making waves in Paraguay and around the world ever since.