This month, Rocketeers are supporting Pencils of Promise, which is a non-profit organization that builds schools in the developing world. As of 2013, the charity has built over than 150 schools throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Pencils of Promise believes every child should have access to quality education. They create schools, programs, and global communities around the common goal of education for all. Need, sustainability, cost efficiency, impact and commitment are all taken into account when picking a location for a school. The facilities are built with local labor and material. The charity also supports projects through ongoing education programs, curriculums, scholarships, sister programs. Local staff are provided with professional development training to grow as professionals and take on leadership and mentor-ship roles.
- 100% of online donations goes directly to their programs on the ground.
- Teachers enrolled in our teacher training program attend school with 97% frequency
- Our scholarship students progress to secondary school 2X more than the regional average
This organization was chosen by Mike LeDuc who said, “This organization is important to me because it helps provide an education to children around the world who would be unable to break out of the poverty cycle. I personally know the power of education to improve lives. I became aware of this cause because my Yoga instructor Tracy Carruth mentioned the book “Promise of a Pencil” during one of her classes. I read this book at it inspired me to help raise money to build a school.”
For more information, visit http://pencilsofpromise.org.comment