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Pencils of Promise- “Can you imagine not being able to read this sentence?”

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“250 million children of primary school age lack basic reading, writing and math skills.

What does 250 million mean, exactly?

Up to 75% of children in more deprived regions of poor countries can’t read a single word even after several years in school.

The cost of 250 million children around the world not learning basic skills translates into a loss of an estimated US$129 billion per year.

We build safe schools, support teachers with innovative resources and provide students with health programming in order to increase education outcomes. As a data-driven organization, we’re rigorously monitoring the effectiveness of every program, project and pilot that we implement.
We’re changing the way teachers are supported and trained on an on-going basis to ensure that students are learning effectively. PoP uses innovative teaching methods and technologies such as Digital Learning to create engaging, child-centered learning environments in full alignment with national curricula and standards. Pencils of Promise is a truly global organization not because we work in other countries, but because we work with them. From the onset of any project or program, we include our partner communities in our efforts—with each community committing to provide up to 20% of the cost of each school build through labor and materials. We believe that this collaborative approach is key to the long-term success of our education programs and schools, and ultimately our students.”

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