Project Pencil Case - Supporting Ethiopian Students

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To supplement the single school pencil issued, by supplying one school of underprivileged students (mainly orphans) with one fully equipped pencil case for each student - to inspire confidence in learning, help these students realise their creative potential and the value of education.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1144051)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£180

Donations

0

    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

Situation

Government schools are only basically funded and Ethiopia has an expanding population, 70% of whom are under age 21. Although schooling is now available to all, often demand exceeds supply and schools are overcrowded with one teacher to upwards of 50 students. School funding allows one pencil per student for the whole year but nothing more and the students are too poor to purchase more supplies. Resources commonplace to most western students are shared or simply not available and improvise

Solution

By supplying young students with basic pencil cases (cases are made on site and supplies purchased locally to help support the local economy) this encourages them to want to achieve and with recognition of their learning potential, despite their poverty, also helps to elevate their self esteem and they do not feel helpless or forgotten in conditions of often severe and tragic adversity, in one of the worlds most poor countries...This small action has a productive impact on their education.

  • I plan on trying to get schools to hook up with Project Pencil Case and become involved with one of the school in Ethiopia you are involved with.

    — Jane Voit

  • I have not and will never forget you and Mikele. It was truly the trip of a lifetime for me and a life changing experience.

    — Jane Voit

  • We will NEVER forget your kindness and help. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you both and spending time with you!!

    — Lisa Simons

  • I plan on trying to get schools to hook up with Project Pencil Case and become involved with one of the school in Ethiopia you are involved with.

    — Jane Voit

  • I have not and will never forget you and Mikele. It was truly the trip of a lifetime for me and a life changing experience.

    — Jane Voit

  • We will NEVER forget your kindness and help. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you both and spending time with you!!

    — Lisa Simons