Three Cups of Tea

Three Cups of Tea - Youth Edition
Three Cups of Tea – Youth Edition

Randomly came across this book whilst shopping the other day. 

It’s the story of Greg Mortensen, an American dude who was attempting K2, the 2nd tallest mountain in the world.  He didn’t make it, but it lead to something even more exciting…schools for girls in Pakistan, and now in Afghanistan.

As he was descending from K2 he lost his guide and was in a bit of a bad way and ended up in a small hill village where the villagers looked after him.  You should definitely read the book, but basically he founded the Central Asia Institute, building schools in that region, and particularly focussing on educating girls.

from http://www.threecupsoftea.com/greg-mortenson-bio-and-professional-photo/

 Pakistan and Afghanistan are most likely not the locations for me, but building schools where there are none?  Educating girls?  It has been on my mind since I was a teenager…

It reminds me of a similar story I read last year…about a school in Tanzania.  Will dig that out later.

This book is on the required reading list for Intelligence officers in the States, so go buy it.  Inspirational (and I was only reading the Youth version!  I’m going to buy the adult one to get the juicy bits lol)

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  1. I love wordpress! Pics SO easy to upload, formatting heaps better…never going back to blogger!!! AND now it adds possible related posts to the bottom of my blog!!!! Brilliant!!!

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