Adventurer Greg Mortenson Discusses His Book 'Three Cups Of Tea: One Man's Mission To Promote Peace... One School At A Time'
This event was held on January 24, 2009 at Huron High School
Humanitarian and adventurer Greg Mortenson will make a special appearance at Huron High School Auditorium as part of the nation-wide tour for the new Youth and Teen versions of his book, "Three Cups Of Tea: One Manâ€™s Mission To Promote Peace... One School At A Time." Greg is the co-founder of the nonprofit organizations Central Asia Institute and Pennies for Peace, as well as co-author of the New York Times bestseller "Three Cups of Tea." This event includes a book signing, with books for sale courtesy of Nicolaâ€™s Books. There is no charge for admission and tickets are not required.
Stumbling, lost and delirious, into a remote Himalayan village in Pakistan after a failed climb up K2, Greg Mortensenâ€™s life was saved by the villagers. He vowed to return and build them a school. Over the next 15 years, Greg established more than 78 schools in rural, often volatile, areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan. The schools provide education to more than 28,000 children, including 18,000 girls, where few educational opportunities existed before. He has endured death threats, a kidnapping, and more to dedicate his life to building literacy and peace, one child at a time.