“Because of Salesforce.org, Concepción Ixtacapa’s 106 students will now learn inside safe, secure and beautiful classrooms.”

Pencils of Promise Increases Impact with Salesforce

Pencils of Promise creates schools, programs and global communities around the common goal of providing every child access to a quality education. From using Salesforce products to manage their donors and track their impact, to pro bono volunteering to set up their implementation and grant money to help build a new school, they utilize each aspect of Salesforce.org’s 1-1-1 model to help them achieve their mission.

Pencils of Promise works around the world to help students gain access to quality education. In Guatemala, over 24% of the population is illiterate, and those who do go to school rarely complete more than four years. Pencils of Promise is active in 120 local communities and has impacted the lives of over 210,000 people through its programs. To support their work in the country, Salesforce.org gave the organization a $25,000 grant to build a new school.

In the 2,000 person community of Concepción Ixtacapa, the school consisted of rooms divided by sheets, makeshift classrooms in the hallway, and open-air spaces adjacent to the soccer field- not the least bit distracting to the children. Thanks to the locals hard work, Pencils of Promise’s vision and the Foundation’s grant, Concepción Ixtacapa Primary and Preschool has three brand new, four-walled classrooms that provide a safe, secure, learning-conducive environment to over 100 students.

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