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

RTW December Update

This fall has been busy for Right-to-Write!! We are testing pilot programs with Uganda and Kenya embassies who are helping ask travelers to bring a bag overseas!!!

Also, the holidays have been busy with many people bringing pens and pencils on the trips. Happily the supplies are low since in the last month over 3000 pens and pencils have traveled to Nicaragua, Kenya and Tanzania.

We are also working with a few girl scout troops to have pen drives in the winter months!!

There are a few more other types of plan in the works!!



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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