As we near the end of our 10-Year Anniversary celebration, we bring to light a new cause partner, Pencils of Promise. At the beginning of this campaign, we pledged to build a school with Pencils of Promise through the sales of our exclusive 10-Year Anniversary wine. Though our campaign is now over, we are still on the path to building a school and in turn doing our part to help increase literacy rates in Ghana, Guatemala, Laos and Nicaragua.
To give a little bit of background on Pencils of Promise, they build schools, provide teacher support, and have water and health programs that teach students about sanitation and hygiene to keep them healthy and in school. With 250 million children that lack basic reading, writing & math skills, education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world. Education reduces poverty, empowers women, and helps prevent disease. So far, Pencils of Promise has built 418 schools with 72,821 students to address these widespread issues. We hope to increase these numbers!
Pencils of Promise Guatemala May 2011
Thank you for following along on our 10-Year Anniversary journey. We hope you learned a bit about our cause partners through our spotlight series. We thank you for supporting us as we try to make a positive impact in this world! Together, we can.
From the bottom of our hearts with love,
The ONEHOPE Team
Photos: Nick Onken