Toni Morrison inspired youth everywhere to follow their dreams no matter what! #internationalyouthday
You know what they say: a smile a day keeps the doctor away. 😄#wednesdaywisdom
Learning is a rewarding process!
With your continued support, every child can race towards their future! Learn more about what you can do for global education. 💃 Link in bio. 📸 @nickonken
What does education mean to you? ✏️ #PoPFam
What’s your Monday saying? 😎 Learn more about what PoP students get up to. Link in bio! #PoPFam 📸 @nickonken
When was the last time you were in awe like this? Let's keep the excitement for learning alive for all children.
You’re making a real, tangible impact in the world every day, @gigihadid! Appreciate everything you’ve done for PoP over the years and we can't wait to empower more kids around the world together 💛
School should be a place where every student feels safe and supported. That's why PoP incorporates Social Emotional Learning (SEL) into the classrooms we support. 📸 @nickonken
Summer ☀️gotcha smiling? It was 90 °F in Luang Prabang, Laos, 80 °F in the Volta region in Ghana and 70 °F in the Quiché region of Guatemala today.
We're excited to introduce you to an incredible member of our #PoPFam, Margret Mary Debre! She leads PoP's WASH program in Ghana. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) estimates that more than 400 million school days are lost each year because of water and sanitation-related diseases. With guidance from leaders like Margret, we're enhancing the wellbeing of families and creating opportunities for students to become agents of change.
In Ghana, nearly 5,000 e-readers are being used by students in 53 schools. Can you guess how many books each e-reader holds? #PoPFunFacts 📷 Nick Onken
Fun fact for your Tuesday! Guess how many students a PoP school impacts on average? 187! 📷Amanda Brown
No dream is too big! That's just one of the many things we’ve learned from extraordinary PoP campaigners like Max and Nono. Eight months ago they set out with a dream of biking from Berlin to Beijing to help build a school with PoP. Last week, we were excited to surprise them in Guatemala with a break ground ceremony for the second school they are helping make possible (they exceeded their fundraising goal)! @bikingborders Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, you inspire all of us at PoP each and every day to chase our dreams.
Did you remember to brush your teeth this morning? With WASH, students learn the skills they need to stay strong and healthy at school 💪🏼
Today we're smiling because of the generosity of our PASSPORT members, who are creating a brighter future for students around the world. By joining PASSPORT, you'll have the opportunity to invest and track your impact each month! Sign up today (link in our bio)
Great catching up and dreaming big with PoP Board Member @garyvee this AM! Thanks for helping us change thousands of lives over the years - your support means the world to us. 💛
Conga line, anyone? We're dancing into the weekend over here at PoP! Anyone else ready for the weekend?
Leebor Yang is an elected village head in Houay Yen, where his three children attend the primary school that PoP helped build in 2017. Leebor shared that he is “grateful for the new building because the community no longer needs to rebuild the school every year.” Before Pencils of Promise partnered with Houay Yen, parents like Leebor would rebuild a new structure each year using materials they collected from the forest. With your support, PoP is making a lasting difference in communities like Houay Yen around the world.
Education is the key to sustainable development. Happy Earth Day from Guatemala, Ghana and Laos 🌏
Recess in Laos with @kelseymontagueart, an amazing member of the PoP family who inspires us to lift one another up and pursue our dreams
Who was your best friend in first grade? Tag a friend from school to send them a hug #tbt
Happy Birthday to the one and only, Freeman Gobah! Our Ghana Country Director since 2012, there's a reason (or many) we call him boss. Thank you for being an incredible leader, Freeman. Today we celebrate you!
443 million school days are lost each year because of water-and sanitation-related diseases. This #WorldWaterDay, give the gift that provides kids with access to clean drinking water. Link in bio.
"We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do." -Mother Teresa #InternationalHappinessDay
Ten years ago, we broke ground on the 1st PoP school in Pha Theung, Laos. After breaking ground on the 500th PoP school in December 2018 and completing construction in record time, we’re excited to be celebrating the inauguration of the 500th school in Adzinukope, Ghana. Thank you for dreaming with us, believing in the impossible and helping create a brighter future for students around the world!
Running into this week like...
This #InternationalWomensDay, and every day, we're inspired by the incredible women in our PoP family. 💕
We stand behind the belief that students will perform better if classrooms are led by enthusiastic, inspired and well-trained teachers. Name a teacher who has changed your life 👇
Who's ready to change the world? 🙋🏽♂️🙋🏻🙋🏿♂️🙋🏾
We're working to unlock the potential of kids around the world, but also for smiles like this.
#TFW it's the first day of your birthday month. 🎈🎂 Do you want to make this your best birthday yet? Click the link in our profile to start a Birthday fundraising campaign to support education for kids around the world.
A safe, sound school structure is the first step to providing students with a brighter future.
Together, we’re creating a future where ALL children have a chance to succeed.
Take it easy this weekend, friends.
And just like that, we did it. Together, we raised $818,964 to impact 10,919 students. Together, we're building a brighter future for all girls. 💪🏿💪🏽 💪🏼
The face you make when you impact the lives of over 10,000 students. Season of Promise ends Sunday night, which means there's still time for you to help us bring quality education to even more kids. Link in profile.
"We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back. We call upon our sisters around the world to be brave - to embrace the strength within themselves and realize their full potential." - @malala