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Pennies for Peace

Page history last edited by Renee Hobbs 12 years, 11 months ago


This seems tailor made for our project.



This guy raises money to build schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.....

 Mortenson met a group of children sitting in the dirt writing with sticks in the sand, and made a promise to help them build a school.From that rash promise, grew a remarkable humanitarian campaign, in which Mortenson has dedicated his life to promote education, especially for girls, in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.As of 2008, Mortenson has established over 78 schools in rural and often volatile regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan, which provide education to over 28,000 children, including 18,000 girls, where few education opportunities existed before.

He has written 3 books about his experience--one for elementary kids, one for young adults and one for adults.

His daughter (who is ten) as helped him fund raise for these schools. Their project is called 'Pennies for Peace"




...to Pennies for Peace, a program of Central Asia Institute (CAI).

Pennies for Peace educates children about the world beyond their experience and shows them that they can make a positive impact on a global scale, one penny at a time.

Our best hope for a peaceful and prosperous world lies in the education of all the world’s children. Through cross-cultural understanding and a solution-oriented approach, Pennies for Peace encourages children, ultimately our future leaders, to be active participants in the creation of global peace.

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