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

Annetta Seecaharran

Your pens were a hit!  I gave them to the ACDI/VOCA (the org I was volunteering with) field staff in Belle-Anse, South East Haiti. Belle Anse is one of the poorest parts of Haiti.  Someone from ACDI/VOCA suggested that I should also distribute some to their staff who are all locals, apart from the head.  They loved it and were really grateful.”



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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