S: Three Cups of Tea Written for CAGT2010
FC: Three Cups of Tea Written for CAGT2010
1: Dedicated to dedicated teachers everywhere
2: Greg Mortenson stumbled into the small village of Askole, weak and exhausted after climbing K2; he was welcomed and taken care of by the villagers.
4: To repay the remote community for its hospitality, Mortenson promised to build a school for the girls of the village.
6: Mortenson believes that by alleviating poverty and improving education, extremism in the region can be deterred.
8: Educating girls has a long lasting effect because they tend to stay in the community and pass their knowledge on to their children and other community members.
10: Since 1996 he has built 130 schools, survived death threats, long separation from his family, and kidnapping by Taliban sympathizers.