What is a pencil worth to you? To an impoverished child, it can mean the difference between an education and not improving one’s lot in life.
Pencils of Promise began when founder Adam Braun was walking the streets of India and asked a young boy when he needed. The boy simple answered, a pencil. “I reached into my backpack, handed him my pencil and watched as a wave of possibility washed over him. A smile erupted and his eyes brightened. And I saw then the profound power and promise brought through something as small as a giving a pencil to just one child,” says Braun.
Pencils of Promise builds schools in the developing world and trains young leaders to take action at home and abroad:
There are a number of ways you can support Pencils of Promise:
Donate Your Voice: You can spread the word and wonderful work of Pencils of Promise through your Twitter or Facebook account. It takes seconds but can make a great impact.
Give What You Can: Donate money or even shop on their site. It only takes $25 to educate a child.
Photo Credit: Pencil art by Nalini Prasanna