Wednesday, July 16, 2008

3 cups of tea !

"The first time you share tea with a Balti, you are a stranger. The second time, you are an honored guest. The third time you become family" -- Balti proverb

It's such a wonderful book to read. Its about an American, Greg Mortensen, and his failed mission to climb K2 that led him to a remote village in Pakistan and his fight to build a school for the entire region with one school at a time. It is such an inspiration effort to promote peace by educating the children of small villages in the backward regions of Pakistan and Taliban occupied Afganisthan, who otherwise have no opportunity whatsoever to be educated. His efforts are remarkable especially in the times of war when this whole region in Pakistan and Afganisthan is considered a haven for terrorists and jehadis. If you are looking for inspiration to something worthwhile, start by reading this book.

There is a website that gives more information.

If you order the book through this website, 7% of the money goes to the trust building schools to educate the children in central asia. It is the least one can do help out the children in these areas who otherwise have no hope.