Please visit http://www.gilgitbaltistan.us to learn more about the region where Greg Mortenson started his school projects.
We, the natives of Gilgit-Baltistan, a region of former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, do have lots of respect for Mortenson for providing education to girls in that area. The region has one of the lowest per capita incomes and one of the lowest literacy rates. Without support of NGOs like CAI and AKDN, education would be a dream for the majority, as more than half of the locals live below the poverty line.
Since the Pakistan government has failed to provide for the educational needs of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan, it is people like Mortenson who became the hope for us.
– Senge H. Sering