Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Stones into Schools

I just finished reading the book by Greg Mortenson "Stones into Schools." It is the story of his efforts to build schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan for girls. What an amazing feat!

I was moved by the efforts of the many people who risked their lives and dedicated all their time to helping educate the poorest people in these countries. They go where no other agency, government or not, goes and empower the locals to help build and run their schools.

I am overwhelmed and boggled and in wonderment of one man's efforts and where they have taken him today. His philosophy is that to gain lasting peace you must educate the girls. He has a saying:

Educate a boy and you educate an individual, educate a girl and you educate an entire community.

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