Author describes his story of building schools in Pakistan & Afghanistan by Mitch E. Perry

02/08/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

In 1993, a mountaineer named Greg Mortenson drifted into an impoverished Pakistan village in the Karakoram mountains after a failed attempt to climb K2. 

 

Moved by the inhabitants kindness, he promised to return and build a school.   his book, “3 Cups of Tea”, now published in paperback, is the story of that promise and its extraordinary outcome.  Over the next decade, Mortenson built not just one- but 55 schools- especially for girls – In the area that gave birth to the Taliban.

 

WMNF spoke with Mortenson last week (roll tape#1 o.q.”needs to invest more in education globally”)

 

That’s Greg Mortenson.  He’s the author of the book, “3 Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One School at a Time”.  The book is co-written with David Oliver Relin, and has just been published in paperback.  

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