My Favorite Education Non-Profits and Books

I enjoy teaching ESL; I am helping people and making my part of the world a little better. There have been some non-profits and some books that have inspired me.

Room to Read, is an organization that builds schools and libraries in southeast Asia. The founder’s book, Leaving Microsoft to Change the World strongly influenced me.

Better World Books is a great organization. Send them books you no longer need and they resell them and donate the money to non-profit organizations.  You can also specify which non-profit you want your books’ proceeds to go to. Better World Books has a list of non-profits that they are affiliated with.

I just purchased Three Cups of Tea, One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver-Relin. This looks like an interesting read. From the back cover,

“In 1993 a mountaineer named Greg Mortenson drifted into an impoverished Pakistan village in the Karakoram mountains after a failed attempt to climb K2. Moved by the inhabitants’ kindness, he promised to return and build a school. Three Cups of Tea is the story of that promise and its extraordinary outcome. Over the next decade Mortenson built not just one but fifty-five schools – especially for girls – in forbidding terrain that gave birth to the Taliban. His story is at once a riveting adventure and a testament to the power of the humanitarian spirit.”

Please share some of your favorite education-related non-profits and books.

Sincerely,

Alan

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About acohen843

I am a writer and ESL teacher who enjoys the challenge of starting businesses. Currently, I am a JuicePlus distributor (www.acohentakesjuiceplus.com) who is using this business opportunity as the foundation of a social entrepreneurship project.
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