Welcome to The Kettle!

Primarily, "The Kettle" publicizes and manages the "Three Cups of Tea Book Project." However, as described in our very first post (click here), we also hope to use "The Kettle" as a medium for individuals interested in social issues to become more aware of the lives of those less fortunate. Ideally, whatever we write or publish here will take that nascent concern and transform it into action. To inspire any action, small or large, in the genuine interest of doing better for the world is our ultimate goal.

Though heavily slanted towards Pakistan and Afghanistan presently, we do try to include news, opinions, and reference materials regarding diverse topics, including poverty, reconstruction, human rights, Africa, "Green" developments, Micro Finance, and other solutions and considerations for what are essentially man made problems in the world. In the universe of charitable options, we endorse and support multigenerational solutions and initiatives for multigenerational problems.

The education made possible by the Central Asia Institute is one such solution, but there are certainly others. We encourage the commitment of resources and people that goes beyond merely "patriarchal" handouts to the multitude of people in need. We agree that it is good to charitable, but charity that only treats the symptoms and not the root causes has proven to be insufficient. A consistent commitment to work with the local communities of people in need to provide and/or improve education, nutrition, access to capital, human rights, security, sustainable development/redevelopment, and environmental stewardship are what will lead to an enduring improvement in people's lives.

If you have any questions, general comments, and suggestions for improvements, please leave a comment on any of the posts below, and we'll follow up with you!

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

CAI 2009 Achievementts

Some of CAI's achievements in 2009, made possible by private contributors, like many of you!

CAI schools total 131,
CAI built 29 new schools Afghanistan and in Pakistan,
CAI Students total enrollment is 58,000,
CAI now has 36,000 female enrollment,
CAI has a total of 17 vocational centers,
CAI educated 19 higher education scholarship students,
CAI had teacher training & midwife training workshops,
CAI's Greg Mortenson published 3 new bestseller books,
CAI's Greg Mortenson spoke at 214 events nationally,
CAI's program Pennies for Peace raised 150,000,000 cents,
CAI's Pennies for Peace expanded from 280 to 4500 programs in schools, groups & libraries in 20 countries   

-- The Kettle Rumbles

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