Hi, I’m Violet. I LOVE to read. I get the privilege of attending to a safe school. But I was so saddened when my mom told me about the millions of children my age that will not be learning how to read because they have no schools to go to. Then, my mom told me about a man named Adam and his mission, Pencils of Promise, to bring education to those millions of children around the world.
Pencils of Promise works with communities across the globe to build schools and create programs that provide education opportunities for children, no matter where they were born, or what resources they have. Pencils of Promise has broken ground on over 400 schools throughout Ghana, Guatemala, and Laos.Education is a cause that’s truly important to me, so I’m excited to join the Pencils of Promise movement that empowers lives around the world by increasing access to quality education for children in the developing world.
So when I turned 6 on 6/6/16, my mom and I launched my Golden Birthday fundraising initiative. And we’re still going strong – every year I’m asking for donations towards my school build instead of birthday gifts. I want to build a school so that other kids my age can learn to read and write, just like I did. Donations are accepted everyday, not just my birthday! Thank you for your support. Everyone has promise. Education unlocks it.