In the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, removing the burden of the cost of a child’s pencil is a start. A country where the majority of the people are “food insecure,” with no end in sight due to years of drought, a pencil can bring hope to a child. I know, it doesn’t make sense. It didn’t make sense to me until I saw it with my own eyes.
During the week of Thanksgiving 2015 I went to a local school and picked up pencils that had been donated by local students for schoolchildren in Haiti. It seemed like a simple, nice, heart-felt gesture of local children for some kids in Haiti. Wow, was I wrong. It wasn’t simple, it wasn’t just nice, and it surely wasn’t just heart-felt. The world as I knew it was about to be turned on it’s head…forever.
The one thing that I can say is that it won’t be my last trip to Haiti. I picked up 2500 pencils from the principal, packed them into a suitcase, and a team of 4 took those pencils to Haiti. We handed out approximately 2000 of them while in Haiti, and left the others behind to be handed out in the following days.
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