We are Building School in Guatemala
We believe where you start in life shouldn’t dictate where you finish.
In partnership with Pencil of Promise, we have contributed to "Build a School in Guatemala"
No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated. By Nelson Mandela
Education leads to higher income, improved health, gender equality and a better future.
Education provides higher income
A quality education breaks the cycle of poverty. Globally, every year a child completes of primary school increases earnings by 10% and raises the average annual gross domestic product by 0.37%. Children who receive an education are more likely to send their own children to school, preventing the transmission of poverty through generations.
Education leads to improved health
If all women completed primary education, the under-5 mortality rate would fall by 15% in low and lower middle income countries, saving almost a million children’s lives every year. Going to school also allows students to learn about healthy hygiene practices, which they can bring into their daily lives.
Education breaks down the gender gap
Girls who go to school are less likely to marry early or against their will. Education empowers women to make life choices and strengthens girls’ beliefs in their ability to achieve goals.
Education brings about a better future
When all children have access to quality education rooted in human rights and gender equality, it creates a ripple effect of opportunity that influences generations to come. Education continues to be identified as one of the key conditions for determining peace within societies