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Changing the Lives of School Children

Through our partnership with Pencils of Promise, we were able to change the lives of hundreds of school children by building brand-new schools, providing funding for supplies, and giving students access to e-readers.

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By partnering with Pencils of Promise, we create opportunities for education and empowerment

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 to create this program. As we work to improve our skills and the local community, we can also work to build more opportunities for others around the world.

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Rebuild two schools in Guatemala
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Build a 5-classroom school in Ghana

What kind of impact will we make?

Rebuild 2 Schools in Guatemala
Give Students Access to E-Readers
Provide Funding for Supplies

About the School

Announced on June 30, 2014, the first #FXBuilds project donated a total of $25,000 to build a school in Guatemala.

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.

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Results of our Partnership

Our $25,000 donation allowed the Las Vegas Preschool and Primary School in Cunén, Guatemala to be rebuilt. The new classroom has room for 128 students, gives all students access to e-readers with 500 books, and provides funding for both teachers and supplies for 20 years.

On February 11, 2015, we made our donation. We are so proud of our team for the hustle and dedication they showed in completing their goals and raising the funds in just under eight months!

The new school building was completed and opened in August 2015. Over a 20 year period, the school is expected to change the lives of a total of 543 children who will have access to new books, equipment, and technology, as
well as a safe learning environment in a structurally sound building.

The Story of Juana Christina

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About Pencils of Promise

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!


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

About the School

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

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.

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Results of our Partnership

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.

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.

We believe education is the key to unlocking a brighter future for communities worldwide. By investing in education, we are investing in our children’s future and creating a path toward a more prosperous and equitable society. Our approach is community-driven, which means we work hand-in-hand with locals to ensure our programs are tailored to their specific needs and challenges.