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Pencils of Promise "It began with a question. A small boy begging on the streets of India. What do you want most in the world? I asked. A pencil." An organization to give every child an education. Nuth, Nith and Tamund - Meet Our 1st Students by Pencils of Promise. In March 2009, Pencils of Promise Founder Adam Braun turned around while resting one day in Pha Theung village, the site of our 1st school. He met three young girls without a school. Soon, they would become our first students.

EDUCATION IS FREEDOM, but for girls in Liberia, attending school is often nothing but a dream. When each shirt helps fund scholarships, we're one step closer to making their dreams come true! Join Us HERE:

CAN YOU SEE ME? Edeline Jean (age 7), on the foundation of her new school. Since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti destroyed Edeline Jean’s school, she has attended classes in a semi-enclosed makeshift structure on the school grounds. “I have to walk a lot to get to school, but it is not too difficult,” she said. UNICEF is currently building an earthquake- and hurricane-resistant school for her and approximately 400 other children. ©UNICEF/Marco Dormino

PHOTO OF THE WEEK - 27 September 2013 --- Since the last school year, almost 2 million Syrian children have dropped out of school. As Syria and neighbouring countries prepare for a new academic year, UNICEF is boosting efforts to ensure that children safely return to learning. In Jordan, these efforts include a Back to School campaign to promote enrolment. Children attend class in Za’atari, now the world’s second-largest refugee camp. ©UNICEF/Shehzad Noorani

The UN World Food Programme distributes five school meals in needy countries for each purchase