Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian

Greg Mortenson has spent nearly twenty years building schools for girls in some of the most remote parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan. It's been a risky business - during that time he's received two fatwas, been under CIA investigation and was kidnapped by the Taliban, but so far Greg has managed to build over 140 schools. He talks to Owen Bennett-Jones about what motivates him, and the logistical and financial difficulties he's had to overcome to provide girls with education in some of the most forgotten places on earth.

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28 minutes

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Mon 19 Jul 2010 03:32 GMT

BBC World Service Archive

BBC World Service Archive

This programme was restored as part of the World Service archive project