Statement From Pencils of Promise

Black Lives Matter
Pencils of Promise vows to stand up against injustice wherever it occurs, to examine ourselves individually and as an organization, to acknowledge our own complicity in perpetuating racism and to do the work to change ourselves and the world around us. Racism is systemic and will not be tolerated. Racism impacts education access, healthcare, and the livelihood of black communities.
We stand in solidarity with the black community around the globe.

We Are Pencils of Promise

We’re a global community that believes everyone deserves
access to quality education. We’re reshaping the landscape
of education guided by our 100% PROMISE.
  • 100% Direct Giving

    Every dollar donated online goes directly to our programs to educate more children.

  • 100% Local Leadership

    All of our Country Directors are from the country they lead.

  • 100% Operational Integrity

    We have a proactive process to ensure every school we open is educating students.

Our Progress




250 Million Children Lack Basic Reading, Writing & Math Skills. 

Education is the most powerful tool we can use to change the world. Education reduces poverty, empowers women and helps prevent disease.

Our Solution

Through our programs in Ghana, Guatemala and Laos, we’re changing what a learning experience can be for a child anywhere in the world.

Become a Part of Something Bigger than Yourself

Together, we’re creating a future where all children have a chance to succeed.

Our Community