10 years ago, Pencils of Promise was born from a single dream. Today, we’re bringing quality education to over 93,000 students every day. 2018 is a milestone year—a year for looking back to where we came from, to how we got to where we are and to dream about where we go next.
So, join us as we celebrate 2018 and new beginnings by giving $20.18 to education.
Remember these two? This is Nit & Nuth—our very first students in our very first school in Pha Theung, Laos. Because of you, Nit & Nuth have finished primary school and made their way into secondary school. They are just two of many whose lives have been transformed through quality education. Their journey is our journey—and our hope for the next ten years is for thousands more students to receive a quality education, and that you all join us for the ride.
As we celebrate our milestone year, we invite you to celebrate your 2018 moments with us. Whether you’re walking across the graduation stage, down the aisle, into a new job or a new phase of life, you can make 2018 your best year yet by dedicating your milestone to PoP and starting a campaign.
How will you remember 2018?
PoP Founder, Adam Braun, deposited $25 to create PoP’s official bank account.
Adam met our first employee, Lanoy Keosuvan, now Laos Co-Country Director.
PoP’s first school was built in Pha Theung, Laos and completed on June 16th.
Our first dedicated office space opened on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City.
The very first Pencils of Promise website launched! (P.S. We’ve come a long way)
Our first office in Guatemala opened—with the first PoP school in the country to follow.
We held the first annual PoP Gala raising $1 million for quality education.
The PoP Ghana office opened—expanding our impact to Western Africa.
This year, we’re celebrating PoP’s milestone 10th Birthday. Join the movement and share your thoughts, memories and dreams for the next 10 on Instagram by using the hashtag #PoP10.