Pop: Pencils of Promise

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Submitted By melissaederh
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Melissa Eder
4/1/2013
Persuasive Speech
“Pencils of Promise: Take action for PoP”

On December 2012, Sophia Bush came to Panama to spend her holiday break. While she was here in Panama some friends saw her and took photos with her and posted them on instagram and as I checked Sophia Bush’s instagram profile, I saw a lot of photos and ads supporting the “Pencils of Promise” organization. That’s when I realized that the main reason she came here, to Panama, was to give poor children presents and food, and to see how schools are here, in order to build new schools or improve the ones we already have through the “Pencils of Promise” organization. That same day I did some online research to see what was this “Pencils of Promise” organization is. Pencils of Promise believes every child should have access to quality education. They create schools, programs, and global communities around the common goal of education for all. This organization was founded in 2008 by Adam Braun, a college student who was backpacking across the globe. “It began with a question. A small boy begging in the streets of India. “What do you want most in the world” I asked. The answer: A pencil.”
Pencils of Promise focuses on building strong structures and sustainable education programs. By forming long-lasting, collaborative relationships with communities. They increase access to quality education and positively impact students and parents in high-need communities. At the end of 2012 they had built over 100 schools throughout Laos, Nicaragua, Guatemala; and now Ghana. They are partners with many big companies such as: Pizza hut, Opi, Furla, Samsung, Versace, Starbucks Coffee, Dell and Google. They are supported by millions of people who donate or buy their products, and artists such as Justine Bieber and Sophia Bush.
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