Dr. Greg Mortenson wrote Three Cups of Tea and other books that describe his life’s work with building schools for girls in Afghanistan.
It is his belief that if girls become educated, war will end. In Afghanistan the government provides schools for boys but not for girls.
GFWC Ossoli Circle members brought pennies to club meetings this year in support of Mortenson’s “Pennies for Peace” project.
Hundreds of schools have been built with pennies donated by many organizations, and thousands of young women have been educated by his remarkable vision.
The donation will be mailed to the Central Asia Institute, PO Box 7209, Bozeman, MT 59771.
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