If all students in low-income countries left school with basic reading skills, 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty.
Girls who go to school are less likely to marry early or against their will. Education empowers women to make their own life choices.
An educated society can help decrease the burden of disease through learned health practices.
Every Contribution Makes an Impact. Just $25 provides educational opportunities for a child in need
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Melvis Langyintuo is a PoP campaigner come full circle. Born in rural Ghana, he was fortunate enough to receive a primary education, unlike so many children in his country. Eventually he applied to boarding schools in the US, attended Lawrenceville and then Skidmore College and now works at Goldman Sachs - a path that would have never been possible without his education.
Together with one of his friends from Lawrenceville, Rob Delaney, the two raised over $50,000 for PoP, enough to build two schools and fund countless dreams for Ghanaian children.
Originally born in Abetxuko, Vitoria, Spain, Leroy Sanchez knows just how much difference an education can make on your life. As a kid, Leroy loved singing and performing, and took every opportunity to perform in his school's choir. As a teenager, Leroy moved with Miami, Florida to pursue his dream of being a musician, and it's his success since then that's led him to raise $35,000 for PoP this back to school season. With the help of his "LeRoyal" supporters, he will be selling personally designed t-shirts, tank tops and crewnecks with 100% of the proceeds supporting his efforts to build a school in Guatemala. He can't wait to build his first school, and we can't wait to help him do it.
PoP Indy, a club of teenagers from Indiana led by Anna Tobias, raised enough money for a school build through a series of fundraisers including lemonade stands, school functions and a community-wide party.
After reading the #PoPBook, the PoP Indy members set out to throw an event to remember. They got creative and had food trucks, a bounce house and a dunk tank. In total, they raised over $15,000 that night to go toward their campaign.