Your contributions will go directly toward our school building projects in SE Asia, Central America, and Africa during 2010.

I started working with Pencils of Promise in March 2009 because I believe in the cause and the spirit of the organization. Out of all the causes to support, basic education offers the greatest hope and promise - it can fundamentally change the course of a person's life. Did you know that if each of the 75 million children in the world who are currently without access to education had just a pre-school education, more than 700,000 cases of HIV would be eliminated each year? By giving people access to education, we are empowering them to create opportunities for themselves.

Being a part of building our schools in Laos, and now Nicaragua, has truly helped me to realize the impact that young people, with some determination and energy, can have on this World. In addition to building schools, a big part of our mission is to help people, specifically young people, realize that their actions, donations, time and skills can truly help to inspire lasting change.

This Holiday season, I have set the goal for myself to raise $1,000 to go towards building PoP schools. Any amount would be a tremendous help. Thanks so much for your support.

To learn more, please watch the video above or visit: http://www.pencilsofpromise.org/blog/

Happy Holidays!

Eugene

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