50,000 Pencils by years end
U. S. and Malawi … School is already beginning in some parts of the U.S.
Public announcements are cautioning drivers to drive slower in school zones, and the shelves and bins in retail stories are full of everything imaginable for children going to school.
In Malawi, it’s a different story. There are few public announcements for drivers traveling through school zones. Children walk to school, and they learn early to walk carefully along public roadways. There are no retail outlets that compare with Walmart, Target, Kohls, Staples, Office Depot, and Amazon when it comes to the size and scope of school supplies offered to a public eager to acquire large numbers of supplies to help children have a better year of learning.
Target of 50,000 pencils
Dan Brewer, a member of the Malawi Project board of Directors is calling for the contribution of pencils.
“It is hard to imagine not having a pencil,” he notes, “yet Malawi children face this problem every day! My entire life, I have always had access to pencils. Even in this time of computerization I still find myself frequently reaching for a pencil. To ensure that Malawi children can reach out and pick up a pencil I am requesting that between now and the end of the year we shoot for a target of 50,000 pencils for Malawi school children.”
The Malawi Project, through its strategic partnership with Action for Progress in Malawi, has supplied textbooks and school supplies to over 1,000 Malawi schools. For just a few dollars, you can make a big difference in a Malawi child’s school year. A network for distribution is already in place in Malawi, and it only needs you to activate it through your support.
You can collect pencils and send them to Malawi Project, 2421 Golfside Drive, Lebanon, Indiana 46052, or you can make a cash donation for their purchase. Go to:
https://www.malawiproject.org/donate/ When you program your contribution mark it for: “School Supplies”.