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Three cups of tea

  1. 1. What I’d Like The World To Read for Sports
  2. 2. THREE CUPS OF TEA <ul><li>One man’s mission to promote peace and excellence: </li></ul><ul><li>The inspiring account of one man’s campaign to build schools in the most dangerous, remote, and anti- American reaches of Asia. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Olympic Values <ul><li>The three Olympic Values of excellence, friendship and respect are all featured in this book. </li></ul><ul><li>To strive for excellence amongst the human race, the author travelled around the world to promote peace through education. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why I chose this book? <ul><li>The book was a good motivation in continuing dreams and conquering obstacles to achieve our aspirations </li></ul><ul><li>It serves as a warm reminder that love still stands firm in this this busy world. It is the love for one another that makes life worthwhile. </li></ul><ul><li>It is evident that terror doesn't happen because of hate. It happens because children aren't being offered a bright enough future that they have a reason to choose life over death. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Author and Publisher <ul><li>This book is written by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Published by :New York- Penguin Books </li></ul><ul><li>349 pages </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is this book about? <ul><li>“ Three Cups of Tea” is a story on how a man goes through impoverished, remote countries of Pakistan. Initially, he was just a climber who was lost through the Pakistan Karakoram Himalayas who fell ill and exhausted, but he later recuperated after being nursed by the local villagers. Witnessing the poverty and poor living conditions, he promised to return one day to build the village a school.   </li></ul><ul><li>A LIGHT IN THE BLACKNESS OF THE DARK </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>You may be wondering, what makes it different? Sure, many others have passed through the same areas as he did and made the same promises to the local people - to help them in some way or another; but the difference between the author and so many others is that he followed through. He did not set out to be a hero, he did not even set out to 'make a difference' - he just set out to fulfill a promise that would have been so easy to forget by many others. Despite the many difficulties in his way he raised the money and returned to Pakistan, but it took a further two-years, more money and many road-blocks, to build that first school.  </li></ul>
  8. 8. Quotes from the book <ul><li>“ When it’s dark enough, you can see the stars.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Trust in Allah, but tie up your camel.” </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Educate a boy, and you educate an individual. Educate a girl, and you educate a community.” </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;You can hand out condoms, drop bombs, build roads, or put in electricity, but until the girls are educated a society won’t change.&quot; </li></ul>
  9. 9. Why should you read it? <ul><li>The author managed to better a community with something worthless: in our society - pennies. But overseas, pennies can move mountain. </li></ul><ul><li>It is an exciting, interesting account of a path powered by love, courage and determination. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Thank you! <ul><li>By: Too Jue Ying Joan </li></ul><ul><li>School: Nanyang Girls’ High School </li></ul>