Pens For Kids UK
In many countries, kids can only dream of an education, as parents can not afford to send them to school. The main obstacles are often school fees, school uniforms, or that the children need to work to help support the family. In many countries education is free, but missing income, uniforms and cost of school utensils like pens are still big hurdles to overcome. In some countries the average income per family is a dollar or two a day, pens are big investments and quickly dry out under the relentless Equatorial sun.
In Africa, many people live in simple huts like these. In western Europe, most kids this age have their own room, and for Christmas they ask their parents to give them a new 4G mobile phone, an I-pod or a new laptop computer - because the old one is too slow for the newest games!
Many kids just wish they could be allowed to go to school. By sending us your new and used pens, or helping pay towards shipping costs of some pens, this makes the dream a reality for many.
Pens for Kids is trying to help kids around the world, by removing one of the hurdles on their way to an education - the cost of a pen!
Current Status: Pens for Kids UK:
As of 22nd January 2013, we have around 600 pens in stock.
We have sent 200 pencils to Tanzania.
Please send us your unwanted pens and pencils, and if you are able, don't forget a donation to help ship them to where they are needed (or send them directly - see our "How You Can Help" page for details.
Pens for Kids UK facilitated the sending of:
Over 62,000 pens sent to Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Liberia and Mexico by Pens For Kids worldwide.
25,384 pens plus pencils, rulers and erasers sent to Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda from Pens For Kids UK during 2010.
Over 90,000 pens sent by the different international organisations of Pens For Kids in 2010.
Please help us by using the "Donate" option below, or see "How You Can Help" link to transfer your donation straight to our bank account. We're a not for profit organisation; all donations are totally used to send pens, we have no paid employees and make no profits.