Bringing education to underprivileged children
Pencils of Promise builds schools in the developing world and trains young leaders to take action at home and abroad.
Who we are
We're the impossible ones. We want to start revolutions with a pencil and a backpack. We want to test the edge of the world by feeling its curves. We want to see more, be more, do more. We stay up late reading books we love and play our music way too loud. We inhale life and exhale fire. We know that we can create a better world through education. We believe in this wholeheartedly. We are something that you've never experienced before. We are Pencils of Promise.
Everything we do reflects our commitment to sustainable educational opportunities. Our role is to create more than just four walls; the schools we build must continue to provide generations of quality education. To succeed, our approach works from the bottom up, finding and working with communities who don't just need a school, but who are invested in creating a successful one. Here's how we do it.
What started as a simple gift - a pencil for a small boy in India - is now 20 schools in three countries serving over a thousand students.