Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Three Cups of Tea

Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace. . One School at a Time, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin is an amazing story about the effect one man can have on thousands of children.
In the same dangerous region where the Taliban emerged, Greg Mortenson has brought education to thousands of children by building fifty-five schools in little more than a decade. In his own way, Mortenson is fighting terrorism by giving students an education, and not allowing them to fall prey to the indoctrination of terrorists. Bestselling author Ahmed Rashid says that "Three Cups of Tea is beautifully written. It is also a critically important book at this time in history. The governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan are both failing their students on a massive scale. The work Mortenson is doing, providing the poorest students with a balanced education, is making them much more difficult for the extremist madrassas to recruit."
This book not only shows the desperate need for education in Central Asia, but the effect that one hardworking, dedicated man can have upon nations. Three Cups of Tea is a must read!

1 comment:

Jessica said...

from what you've said, it sounds really great! i'll have to pick it up if you don't pack it away! ;) yeah, it's definitely one i'd like to read soon! love ya!