Through their programs in Ghana, Guatemala and Laos, Pencils of Promise is changing what a learning experience can be for a child anywhere in the world. We build safe schools, support teachers with innovative resources and provide students with health programming in order to increase education outcomes. We believe every child should have access to quality education.

250 million children can't read this sentence.

Around the world, 250 million children of primary school age lack basic reading, writing and math skills, and Pencils of Promise is on a mission to change this. Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world - it reduces poverty, helps prevent disease and empowers the next generation. Pencils of Promise is delivering long-term, sustainable education for communities through a holistic, community-driven approach. PoP has built nearly 500 schools since 2009... but more than just simply building schools, PoP provides teacher training and support, along with student assessment, to ensure that students are learning effectively. They also provide water and health programs to teach students about sanitation and keep them healthy enough to stay in school. With your support, Pencils of Promise can impact the lives of children and communities around the globe.

How can giving my day help?

$75

Provides access to a quality education for one student in Laos, Ghana or Guatemala for an entire school year.