Tuesday, December 15, 2009

pencils of promise ~

In an effort to use the power of blogging as a philanthropic vehicle, this holiday season, Paloma Contreras of La Dolce Vita blog has enrolled and inspired fellow bloggers to assist her in spreading the awareness of an amazing non-profit benefiting young women in developing countries.
Pencils of Promise, a wonderful 501(c)(3) organization based in New York, that partners with local communities and organizations to build schools of early-stage education in developing nations for some of the world’s most impoverished and undereducated children. There are more than 75 million children in this situation worldwide.
How we can help:
Our Blogger Collaborative Project will benefit the females students of Champet, a village in Laos that is home to the only high school in the area for surrounding villages. In order to attend this high school, the students must leave their families and homes to live in dormitories. However these dormitories are worlds away from what comes to mind when we think of Western boarding schools. Most importantly, PoP wants to point out that girls are moving and living in these unsafe dormitories which consists of make shift bamboo huts in order to get an education. It is heartbreaking but so courageous at the same time.
For more information and photos please visit Paloma's blog, La Dolce Vita or go directly here to make a donation to this worthy cause today.

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