Hakkasan Group Inspires; Pencils of Promise
250 million children of primary school age around the world lack basic reading, writing and math skills. Hakkasan Group strongly believes that every child deserves quality education, no matter where they are born or what resources they have. Therefore, as part of our Hakkasan Group Inspires initiative, we have partnered with Pencils of Promise. This innovative organization provides students around the world with much-needed access to education through school builds and literacy programming.
Over the past ten years, PoP has built over 500 schools and are currently providing education to more than 90,000 students through their programs.
Hakkasan Group and team members committed over $50,000 to build a school for a community in need in Korve, Ghana.
Korve is a community in the Volta region where 173 currently enrolled students eagerly awaited the school build we are helping to make possible. Due to our support and financial donations, the school was inaugurated in March 2019.
We have been able to transform an ordinary classroom experience into one that is unlocking the promise of education for an entire generation of students in Korve. Increasing literacy rates by 85%, numeracy by 88% and test scores by 90%.
PoP are so impactful that in Ghana 58% more Primary 3-4 students at PoP schools are proficient in oral reading fluency than regular schools without their teacher support.
Along with PoP, we created a customized impact website that shares the community’s story, as well as photos of the entire build process so we can document firsthand the impact we have been able to achieve in this much-needed community.
Visit the page here: https://pencilsofpromise.org/korve-hakkasan
Due to the overwhelming impact of the initial school campaign, Hakkasan Group has also committed to fund the building of another school, this time in Kon Ngiew, Laos, before the end of 2019.
We welcome you to contribute by donating HERE.
To learn more about Pencils of Promise, please watch the video HERE. With an education, nothing is impossible.
About Pencils of Promise
Pencils of Promise is an international 501(c)(3) non-profit that partners with communities in need to build schools and provide educational support. PoP offers 100% direct giving and sources 100% local leadership in their schools. PoP has built schools in Ghana, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Laos. To learn more about Pencils of Promise, please visit their website.