Education charities are chosen for Obama’s Nobel cash

Education charities dominate the list of organisations that President Barack Obama has chosen to send his Nobel Peace Prize, The New York Times reports – including the Central Asia Institute, run by Greg Mortenson (right), author of the bestseller Three Cups of Tea, which describes his campaign to establish dozens of schools and promote girls’ education in rural Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The list of organizations receiving some of Mr. Obama’s prize money also includes the Posse Foundation, which helps nontraditional high school students get into college; the United Negro College Fund; the Hispanic Scholarship Fund; the Appalachian Leadership and Education Foundation; and the American Indian College Fund.

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