Friday, October 09, 2009

Central Asia Institute

"Peace is not something you wish for;
It's something you make,
something you do,
something you are,
and something you give away."
Robert Fulghum

Greg Mortensen, of the Central Asia Institute, was nominated for the recent Nobel Peace Prize. Greg is the author of "Three Cups of Tea" - a book everyone should read. Central Asia Institute is a non-profit organization with the mission to promote and support community-based education, especially for girls, in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. He has done so much for these folks! Believe it or not, Central Asia Institute is based in my town, Bozeman, MT. Greg and his family live here and his children have gone to my daughter's school. We have met him and get to hear him speak again in November. A good friend of ours works for him. Read more about Central Asia Institute here.

1 comment:

Anita said...

I read that amazing book! It blows me away and I am so grateful for the work he has been doing.