101,881 pens and pencils have reached 101,881 children so far…

Nicholas Gottwerth

We just came home a couple days ago, Burma was so much fun.  The screeners at the Burma airport also thanked us when they saw the pens and pencils in our luggage.  All the kids at the orphanages were happy to see us.  Yes, you can post the pictures. 
 
I visited 2 orphanage in Myanmar, 1 in Mandalay call Aye Yeik Mon Girls Orphange with over 200 children from 3 to 17 years old.  The other one is the Mine Thouk Orphanage for girls in Inle Lake with about 80 children from 5 to 15 years old.  The Min Thauk girl orphanage we visited also has a boy orphanage down the street but we didnt visit the boys because we ran out of supplies.  My mom said she was glad we gave away 4 bags of pens and pencils at the first orphanage because Aye ye mon has over 200 kids and was really really poor.
Both orphanages were very appreciative of the pens and pencils.
Nicholas Gottwerth
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On a medical mission to Abancay, Peru, Kim Oppenheimer, packed her suitcases with clothes to donate. She was astonished that it was her pen that people continually asked for, even the nurses. Again, when she volunteered at a school in Windhoek, Namibia, she saw children using pencils an inch long. She figured if she wasn’t aware of this simple need, many other people weren’t either. She established Right-to-Write as a way to simply shift an abundance into a functional educational tool for children in developing countries. It’s a simple process that makes each person involved realize the positive impact they have upon one another.

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