Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace with Education in Afghanistan and Pakistan Setting & Symbolism

Greg Mortenson
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Night Letter

A night letter is a threatening letter delivered under the cover of darkness by the Taliban. A school built by CAI in Kamir received one of these letters threatening violence should girls attend the school.

Mujahadeen

A mujahadeen is an Afghan freedom fighter.

Jirga

A jirga is a village council or meeting. A jirga must take place whenever a major decision is to be made within or for the people of a village. The American military leaders in Kunar begin holding jirgas with village leaders in order to end civilian violence in the area.

Central Asia Institute

The Central Asia Institute, CAI, is the organization co-founded by Greg Mortenson that raises money for and provides building supplies and money for teacher salaries to schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan to promote education for female students.

NGO

NGO stands for non-government organization. CAI is a NGO that operates...

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