Thursday, September 9, 2010

Building Schools and educating children is a novel way to bust insurgency

Greg Mortenson's work, through his non profit Central Asia Institute, continues today. As of 2009, he has established eighty one schools, including fifteen new schools in Afghanistan, and additional scchools in in regions of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan, that was devastated in a 2005 earthquake.
Three Cups of Tea has been a freshman, honors, or campus- wide required reading selection in over eighty universities and hundreds of schools. It is required reading for senior US military commanders, Pentagon officers in counter- insurgency training, and Special Forces deploying in Afghanistan. More than two hundred communities have used Three Cups of Tea as a "One Book" common read, and is being published in over thirty one countries. In March 2009, Pakistan's government presented Greg Mortenson with its highest civilian award, the Sitara-e-Pakistan (Star of Pakistan).
Visit: Three Cups of Tea
The best way to combat insurgency in the North East, Jammu and Kashmir, Naxal and Maoist terrorism is to build schools and educate children. Greg Mortenson's method should be studied and emulated by all PMF and the Military commanders invested with the responsibility of combating insurgency.

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