Pencils of Promise works to educate children in the developing world
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 across the globe to build schools and create programs that provide educational opportunities for children, no matter where they were born or what resources they have.
To date, PoP has built over 300 schools and provided access to education to more than 30,000 students throughout Ghana, Guatemala, Laos and Nicaragua, establishing itself as a leader amongst the innovative global nonprofits working toward sustainable social change. With our dynamic approach to ensure quality education through our programs, we are reshaping the landscape of education in the developing world.
Olivia Avoryi, featured in the video taken by LGTR Productions, is a 16-year-old Pencils of Promise student in Ghana. She stood up in the middle of the Inauguration Ceremony for her community's newly built school and delivered a speech while the whole community silently huddled around the windows of the freshly painted classroom. PoP visited the community of Saviefe Deme tell the world a story about the power of education, but the story was hers to tell.
To get involved, visit Pencils of Promise's site here.
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