Why The Hope for Literacy Story Succeeds

Why The Hope for Literacy Story Succeeds

Every child deserves to grow up in a safe and healthy environment, to go to school and to become who they want to be. The reality, however, is that not all children get the same opportunity in life. Many face huge challenges and limitations many of which are driven by poverty.  Children from poor backgrounds and marginalized communities constantly face this challenge of lack of adequate writing materials like pencils and books which are a necessity for quality education. They are sometimes forced to miss school for lengthy periods because they cannot afford basic writing materials.

A pupil of Athi River Primary holding a Momo Pencil

Fear, sadness and worry – These are emotions that constantly haunt parents who cannot afford to adequately provide for their children. Unfortunately, due to the current economic status in the country; most people have been subjected to such scenarios. Parents have had to grapple with lack which unfortunately directly impacts on the quality of education their children receive.

A student of Muthiga Academy writing with a Momo Pencil

Education is paramount in ending poverty in all its forms everywhere. Raising child literacy is therefore critical in preventing the intergenerational cycle of poverty. The ability to “read to learn” is the key to unlocking potential skills in children. Unfortunately, education is also an expensive endeavor that the majority of families cannot afford. This challenge advances systemic inequality between children from poor backgrounds against their counterparts from well-to-do families. It limits their ability in the future to competitively access equal opportunities for decent work and economic growth.

Pupils of Athi River Primary School during a mentorship program on the environment

The good news, however, is that something can be done to change the story of these children. Help is always available within the society itself. Individuals and organizations have over time come together to support the underprivileged in society by pooling resources together for a greater cause.

Pupils of Athi River Primary School receiving Momo Pencils

The Hope for Literacy campaign seeks to promote literacy by donating 1,000,000 pencils through funding to marginalized school going children across the nation. The Campaign ensures inclusive and equitable quality education and promotes lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Pupils of Athi River Primary School receiving Momo Pencils

By supporting literacy amongst the marginalized and disenfranchised segment of the society, we help to equal the future competitive landscape. As an organization that literacy forms an integral part of its mission, MOMO PENCILS seeks to bridge the literacy gap. Through strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations, our goal is to advance literacy across 1,000,000 school-going children by mobilizing resources for mass donations of pencils funded by strategic partners. We seek to help these children learn effectively for a better future

With the right support, these children can overcome poverty, danger and disease to build a bright future, but they also need your help. By partnering with The Hope for Literacy Campaign, your donation/resources will help provide immediate assistance to these children who desperately need your help to replenish depleted supplies like writing materials. Through partnerships we seek to bring on board like minded individuals and organizations to support The Hope for Literacy campaign. By buying pencils on behalf of these children, you are literally changing the course of their lives.

Athi River Primary School Teachers posing for a photo with staff from Momp Pencils and Purple Dot after receiving a donation of Momo Pencils

These children may not have plenty but through this program they will always have enough thanks to people like you who are willing to do all they can to make sure that they stay in school.

Pupils of Mavoko Primary school excited after receiving Momo Pencils

Hope for literacy – reaching a million children with a pencil.

Baptist Preparatory School Students pose for a photo with MOMO Pencils CEO Mahamud Omari.

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