Forgotten Voices International

Our 2015 Partner

The goal of partnering with Pencils of Promise was to raise $25,000 to build a 5-classroom school in Ghana.

These schools allow for more students to learn — equipping them with the knowledge to grow.

What kind of impact will we make?

Our partnership with Pencils of Promise allowed us to change the lives of hundreds of school children.

Rebuild Primary School in Ghana

Fully Furnished for Grades 1-3

Students in Ghana

Announced on March 16, 2015, we donated a total of $25,000 to build a school in Ghana as our second FXBuilds project.

We believe in the value of education. Each one of our employees works on furthering their career through continued education programs and independent learning. But what about children in the developing world who don’t have access to school, technology, or adequate supplies?

We feel that these children deserve more. They deserve the opportunity for an education. They deserve to learn to read and write, and to pursue their own academic interests. That's what motivated us during this second partnership with Pencils of Promise. As we work to improve our skills and the local community, we can also work to build more opportunities for others around the world.

Through individual and team goal completions over the course of seven months, WebFX raised a total of $25,000. The $25,000 mark was reached in December of 2015, and was donated to Pencils of Promise to fund the construction of a school.

About the School We Built

Our Pencils of Promise donation was assigned to the Adaklu Kordiabe E.P. Primary School in the Volta Region of Ghana. This school had no formal structures for students in kindergarten through third grade, and classes were held in provisional rooms made of wooden poles holding corrugated tin roofs, or simply outside under the shade of trees.

The classrooms often became unusable when it rained, and the sound of the rain echoing off of the tin roofs made it difficult for students to stay focused. Additionally, students often had to sit on the ground during class due to a lack of desks and chairs.

The Results of Our Donation

Pencils of Promise sent regular updates on their progress, and allowed us a first look at the new building. Then, in August 2016, two members of our team, Will and Savannah, had the opportunity to visit the completed school and meet some of the students who now attend. Click through to see a few photos from their trip.

See how Juana benefited from the Pencils of Promise program!

About Pencils of Promise

Students in School in Guatemala WebFX chose to work with Pencils of Promise on the #FXBuilds project because the full $25,000 went toward the school. Pencils of Promise doesn't use any portion of donations to fund administrative costs—they are provided by private donors.

The $25,000 raised not only covered the reconstruction of the school. The money raised will also cover the costs of teaching salaries, equipment and new technology (including e-readers for students), books, supplies, building maintenance, desks, and other student needs. All of these needs will be covered for a total of 20 years!

About the School

Our Pencils of Promise donation was assigned to the Las Vegas Preschool and Primary School in Cunén, Guatemala. At the time of our donation, this school was a small shack containing provisional rooms. The rooms were highly susceptible to flooding during Guatemala's rainy season, which caused damage and made learning impossible for the students.

About Pencils of Promise