Pencils of Promise #WATWB

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Congratulations! You have joined us for the 2-year anniversary of We Are the World Blogfest! In Darkness, Be Light. As always, I share a story of change, kindness and generosity.


Pencils of Promise, a charity that builds schools for extremely impoverished children. A global community that believes everyone deserves
access to quality education. This month for the two year anniversary of WATWB, I share the story of how a simple pencil has made it possible for scores of children to get educated.

Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world. Education reduces poverty, empowers women and helps prevent disease. Blending the head of a for-profit business with the heart of a humanitarian nonprofit.

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The founder, Adam Braun believes that a day will come in our lifetimes when every single child will have access to a quality education.
Find out more and how you can help Pencils of Promise

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You can also buy a copy of the POPBOOK, here and here The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change by Adam. All proceeds go to POPBOOK.

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Your co-hosts for this month are:  Shilpa Garg,  Sylvia McGrath , Belinda WitzenHausenDan AntionDamyanti Biswas. Please link to them in your WATWB posts and go say hi!

If, in the spirit of the WATWB, in Darkness be the Light, you’d like to help out in saving a school, you could chip into this fundraiser for a small school set up at the site of a dustbin, in 2004. They need another 800 USD/ 60, 000 Rupees to keep this school safe. 

Once again, here are the guidelines for #WATWB

1. Keep your post to Below 500 words, as much as possible.

2. Link to a human news story on your blogone that shows love, humanity, and brotherhood. Paste in an excerpt and tell us why it touched you. The Link is important, because it actually makes us look through news to find the positive ones to post.

3. No story is too big or small, as long as it Goes Beyond religion and politics, into the core of humanity.

4. Place the WE ARE THE WORLD badge or banner on your Post and your Sidebar. Some of you have already done so, this is just a gentle reminder for the others.

5.Help us spread the word on social media. Feel free to tweet, share using the #WATWB hastag to help us trend! 

Tweets, Facebook shares, Pins, Instagram, G+ shares using the #WATWB hashtag through the month most welcome. We’ll try and follow and share all those who post on the #WATWB hashtag, and we encourage you to do the same.

Have your followers click here to enter their link and join us! Bigger the #WATWB group each month, more the joy!



  1. Hilary

    Hi Inderpreet – what a delightful way to start a philanthropic organisation … loved reading about how Adam set off with his passion … and yes – definitely food for thought as to how we could all start with a pencil. Wonderful post to bring us for #WAWTB … cheers Hilary

  2. Damyanti

    “a simple pencil has made it possible for scores of children to get educated.’ —that’s a miracle. Education for all is the basic we must all strive toward.

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