• A wise man from my home once told me that these mountains have seen far too much suffering and killing, and that each rock and every boulder you see represents a mujahadeen who died fighting either the Russians or the Taliban. Then the man went on to say that now that the fighting is finished, it is time to build a new era of peace-and the first step in that process is to take up the stones and start turning them into schools.

    Greg Mortenson (2009). “Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Education in Afghanistan and Pakistan”, p.231, Penguin