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Pencils of Promise NYC Marathon 2017

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THE STORY:

Hi!


My name is Christina and I am a college student trying to help build more schools around the world by running 26.2 miles. From a recent volunteer trip to Fardihabad, India I got to see the tangible effects that an education has on a child's life. When I worked at the local slum school, I got to teach children English and Math. All the children were enthusiastic about learning new things every day, but many factors held back bright minds from excelling to higher levels. The school lacked funding to ensure a more rigorous curriculum for the promising students, and many of the students did not have access to basic resources such as textbooks. I was frustrated to see these young girls and boys have so much potential, while also realizing that the school could not provide them with the opportunities so that they could advance in their educational careers. 


After this trip, I have set out a mission to do the most that I can to raise support for the building of more schools. Pencils of Promise is an amazing charity that provides children in countries such as Guana, Guatamela, Laos, and Nicaragua with schools built in their local communities. PoP oversees the building of new schools, and in the past few years a total of 400 schools were built!!!!!! 


Why don't you join me in my marathon journey and help more children go to school? 


Best, 

Christina 

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$909

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  • Yaqing Zhang

    $17.50

  • Donut Fundraiser @Wellesley

    $117

  • Ellen Johnsmeyer

    $25

  • Sofya

    $50

  • Aleksey Obolensky

    $300

  • Vera Vesselovskaya

    $300

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30% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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The Team: $21,052 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Lana Khabarova

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Ginette Rodriguez

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Sarah Malone

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Isa Penzini

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Katharine Gatenby

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Lex Curtis

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 weeks ago

Vera Vesselovskaya

Vera Vesselovskaya

DONATION: $300

3 weeks ago

Aleksey Obolensky

Aleksey Obolensky

DONATION: $300

3 weeks ago

Sofya

Sofya

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Ellen Johnsmeyer

Ellen Johnsmeyer

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Donut Fundraiser @Wellesley

Donut Fundraiser @Wellesley

DONATION: $117

5 months ago

Yaqing Zhang

Yaqing Zhang

DONATION: $17.50

5 months ago