This young readers edition of the worldwide bestseller Three Cups of Tea has been specially adapted for younger readers and updated by Greg Mortenson to bring his remarkable story of humanitarianism up to date for the present. Includes new photos and illustrations, as well as a special... read more
Greg Mortenson discovers a poor village in the mountains of Pakistan when he got lost. His goal was to climb K2 for his sister, but when he finds the poor village, Korphe, he has other plans in mind. Village chief, Haji Ali, was told from Greg that he would return and build a school for the... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Greg Mortenson discovers a poor village in the mountains of Pakistan when he got lost. His goal was to climb K2 for his sister, but when he finds the poor village, Korphe, he has other plans in mind. Village chief, Haji Ali, was told from Greg that he would return and build a school for the village. When trying to build the school a lot of things get in the way but Greg wont let anything stand in his way. Materials were stolen, Greg had no money, had no car, and not to mention war was taking place. Greg built over 60 schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan and is still thanked till this very day!
“"One Penney can move a mountin."”
Haji Ali taught me to share three cups of tea, to slow down and make building relationships as important as building projects. He taught me that I had more to learn from the people I work with than I could ever hope to teach them.”Highlighted by 64 Kindle customers
“The first time you share tea with a Balti, you are a stranger. The second time you take tea, you are an honored guest. The third time you share a cup of tea, you become family, and for our family, we are prepared to do anything, even die,” he went on, laying a hand on Greg’s own. “Dr. Greg, you must make time to share three cups of tea. We may be uneducated. But we are not stupid. We have lived and survived here a long time.”Highlighted by 48 Kindle customers
“What we are trying to do may be just a drop in the ocean,” he said, smiling warmly at his small audience. “But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”Highlighted by 35 Kindle customers
Ignorance breeds hatred, and the simplest way to stop that is to educate kids.Highlighted by 35 Kindle customers
“I request America to look into our hearts,” he went on, “and see that the great majority of us are not terrorists, but good and simple people. Our land is stricken with poverty because we are without education. But today, another candle of knowledge has been lit. In the name of Allah the Almighty, may it light our way out of the darkness we find ourselves in.”Highlighted by 32 Kindle customers
I’ve learned that terror doesn’t happen because some group of people somewhere like Pakistan or Afghanistan simply decide to hate us. It happens because children aren’t being offered a bright enough future that they had a reason to choose life over death.”Highlighted by 28 Kindle customers
He taught me, he taught all of us, that if you believe in yourself, you can accomplish anything.”Highlighted by 26 Kindle customers
malnutrition. One out of three children died before the age of one.Highlighted by 24 Kindle customers
“If we truly want a legacy of peace for our children,” Greg said in the article, “we need to understand that this is a war that will ultimately be won with books, not with bombs.”Highlighted by 21 Kindle customers
“I wish that Westerners who misunderstand Muslims could have seen Syed Abbas in action that day,” Greg said. “They would see that most people who practice the true teachings of Islam, even conservative mullahs like Syed Abbas, believe in peace and justice, not in terror.”Highlighted by 19 Kindle customers
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