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"Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace With Books, Not Bombs, In Afghanistan and Pakistan" by Greg Mortenson (2009)

From the inside cover,

"Over the past sixteen years, Greg Mortenson, through his nonprofit Central Asia Institute (CAI), has worked to promote peace through education by establishing more than 130 schools, most of them for girls, in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. The story of how this remarkable humanitarian campaign began was told in his bestselling 2006 book, Three Cups of Tea.

Picking up where Three Cups of Tea left off in late 2003, Stones Into Schools traces the CAI's efforts to work in a whole new country, the secluded northeast corner of Afghanistan.

Stones Into Schools brings to life both the heroic efforts of the CAI's fixers on the ground - renegade men of unrecognized and untapped talent who became galvanized by the importance of girls' education - and the triumphs of the young women who are now graduating from the schools. Their stories are ones you will not soon forget."

www.stonesintoschools.com

Comments

  1. I can't wait to read this book. I loved the first one. It was so inspiring! Makes you realized that even if we are poor in western countries we are still richer than those in Pakistan and other developing nations. May God reward Greg for his efforts in bettering the lives of those and their future generations!

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  2. What I really like about the work he is doing, is that he insists on starting in the most remote places first. He is going into places in Pakistan and Afghanistan most people either do not know about or would not go to, and that is truly one of the best ways to fight poverty and extremism around the world.

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