Pencils of Promise

We create schools and education programs in Laos, Ghana, and Guatemala around the common goal of education for all.

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What is Pencils of Promise?

Pencils of Promise is a global community that believes where you start in life shouldn't dictate where you finish. In partnership with local governments and communities, we create schools and education programs in Laos, Ghana, and Guatemala around the common goal of education for all.

Student Fundraising & Support

If you’re a student who has decided to not only sign up for an adventure with Choose a Challenge, but fundraise for Pencils of Promise as well, we want to help! It’s our job to help you out in anyway we can during your fundraising journey. Some of the areas we can help you in include:

  • Creating a fundraising strategy plan and timeline

  • Provide new fundraiser ideas for you and your team

  • 1-on-1 support and advice along the way

As your selected charity, we’ve appointed one of our own team members here to provide that support.

How is the charity involved?

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Molly  Engagement and Operations Coordinator  email:

Engagement and Operations Coordinator


Meet Molly

“I am so grateful that you have chosen to support Pencils of Promise (PoP) and I look forward to working with you! I believe wholeheartedly in the power of education and am proud to represent an organization that does as well. Please feel free to email or call me with any questions or just to bounce ideas off of!”

Fundraising Tools

Media Assets

 2014 Pencils of Promise Ghana 200th

Charities can provide media assets to help students create flyers and promote their fundraising efforts on social media. These assets can include: logos, favorite blog posts to share, inspiring stories, links to videos, hi-res photos showcasing charity & efforts, etc

Student Fundraising Stories


A collection of blogs written by students who’ve been there before, fundraised for a Choose a Challenge trip before and have offered up their advice for future and current student trekkers

Fundraising Guide

An in-depth guide written by our staff, which includes students who have been Choose a Challenge Campus Leaders and have organized fundraisers with their team in the past. Here’s some of the best ideas we’ve seen over the past few years in one convenient guide

Speak with your charity representative

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Set up a time to chat on the phone, email or—if you’re close enough— meet face to face with your charity representative for fundraising support and advice for you and/or your team

Phone: (212) 777-3170


To learn more about this charity, please visit their official website by clicking here