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A Dose of Inspiration: Three Cups of Tea

How do I begin with this one?

Today I just finished reading Three cups of tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin and it was the most inspiring REAL story I have ever read about a man educating the girls and boys of Pakistan and Afghanistan one village at a time.

Greg Mortenson dreamt of climbing Pakistan’s K2, the second highest peak in the world. He failed his mission but while he was recuperating from his failure in a small village called Khorphe, he saw a number of boys and girls sitting by themselves in a field studying, with no teacher, no classroom , no books. Just holding sticks and using them to write on the dusty ground. He was amazed how hungry they were to learn and how they had the energy and will to do it by themselves.

After seeing that he vowed to Khorphe’s wise leader Haji Ali that he is going to come back and build them a school no matter what it took.

This school was the first of over two hundred schools to come. Other than building schools his organization also is teaching refugees in camps, sponsoring and expanding already crumbling existing public schools and building women centers all over Pakistan and Afghanistan when the whole world turned their back on those poor people.

A man who fights the Taliban, poverty, ignorance , extremism and seeks peace through books not bombs.

This man deserves a Nobel Prize. He has so much drive! And to see an American Christian care for the poor Muslim boys and especially girls of Afghanistan and Pakistan more than any other person or organization EVER did wins him the utmost respect from me and all the people who have worked with him or have spoken to him.

A very inspiring book. A MUST MUST MUST read.

To read more about Greg and to see some amazing pictures visit his blog .

To donate and learn more about his organization visit www.ikat.org .

Currently Reading: The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil By Philip Zimbardo

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6 Responses

  1. To read a good real story, try out “it’s all over but the shoutin” by rick bragg

  2. couldn’t find it. you sure the name is right?

  3. I saw the book at Borders. I’ll wait for them to stick the 30% label on it so I can buy it

  4. It’s not on sale at borders? Well it’s on sale at http://www.chapters.com . They do free shipping if you order for 39 or more dollars.

  5. this is one of the books that I own but never read. Thanks!

  6. Asoom: You should really read it. Easy fast read.

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