Three Cups of Tea
He still plans to continue to support girls' education and also focus on infant mortality, child marriage and violence against women.
Greg Mortensen has been able to accomplish tremendous feats by being one of the few people brave enough to work in the corners of Afghanistan and Pakistan to promote equal educational opportunities.
The program questioned the charity's record of building schools in Central Asia, reporting that of nearly 30 schools visited
Greg Mortenson is facing another lawsuit filed over his bestselling memoir, Three Cups of Tea. Read more on The Daily Beast
"Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson, who is under fire over allegations he fabricated much of his story, is recovering
Too many Western writers try to portray themselves as selfless, Mother Theresa-like figures who venture to an exotic and dangerous country to single-handedly save the natives.
LISTEN: "So as a donor, you've got to find out what is the charity's program, because they're not clear about it," he said
"Mr. Mortenson could owe CAI up to $7,263,458.13 for excessive benefits received during fiscal years 2007, 2008, and 2009
Three Cups still presents an infinitely more hopeful message than that of detached cynicism. But the story can easily buttress the myth that those who make change have to be almost superhuman.
As a Marine and cofounder of a non-governmental organization (NGO) in one of Africa's largest slums, I drew inspiration from Greg Mortenson's books and work.
As for those of us working to make global issues "cool" and "applicable" to mainstream Americans, it is our duty to make sure that our donors can believe in us again.
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Please, do not lose faith in nonprofits or the ability of American youth to change their communities and the world. Instead, elevate your expectations and demand more from nonprofit leaders.