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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Three Cups of Tea

I recently finished reading Three Cups of Tea - One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time.

The story of Greg Mortenson and his work in Pakistan and Afghanistan building schools, not dissimilar to Ed Hillary's work in Nepal.

The book was given to me by a fellow International Red Cross delegate when I was in Haiti in 2008, I hadn't gotten around to reading for some time, but once I got into it I found it hard to put down.

Greg's accounts and linkages between the lack of open education and the raise of the Taliban and extremist views in the region at the time leading up to Al-Qaeda and 9/11 is fascinating.

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