BENEFITING: PENCILS OF PROMISE INCORPORATED
ORGANIZER: PENCILS OF PROMISE INCORPORATED
I believe in making our world a better place, especially for children. "Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world." -Malala Yousafzai
Last year I was inspired by a book I downloaded on Audible, called "Pencils of Promise: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change" by Adam Braun, the founder. He was traveling through India, observed a poor child begging and asked what would he want if he could have anything. The boy's response was, "A pencil." We take our public education for granted. Little did I know, this audio book would change how I looked at our world and I instantly wanted to become involved. I tried to travel with them to volunteer, yet I wasn't able to. The reason PoP does not take outsiders is because the schools are built from the ground up, by the community itself, which creates jobs and has locals invested in its success. With a small administration, PoP keeps the majority of all funds going to projects and kids. 100% of online donations directly fund school projects.
Pencils of Promise (“PoP”) is a for-purpose organization founded in 2008 with the goal of increasing access to quality education for children in the developing world. PoP works with communities in Ghana, Guatemala and Laos to build schools and create programs that provide educational opportunities for children. To date, PoP has built over 360 schools and provided access to education to more than 33,000 students across the globe, establishing itself as a leader amongst the innovative global nonprofits working toward sustainable social change.
❤️Thank you for making an extraordinary difference in the world and impacting the lives of children by putting pencils in their hands! ✏️