Pencils 4 Kids is in full swing preparing for our mission trip in Quickstep, Jamaica this December. The community's first library is nearing completion with the hard work from our volunteers. We all know how vital books are to a child's learning experience, so we intend to fill the library with your help! We recently shipped six barrels full of books to get a head start.
Our second goal is to reinstate the breakfast program, which provides a meal for those who need it. The Jamaican educational department had discontinued this vital initiative as of last year. It's heartbreaking to know that there are currently children in the community that are going to school without breakfast.
Our recipients from our scholarship program are continuing to thrive. We have one gentleman, Tavian, at Munro College and one young lady, Jewel, at Hampton School. Jewel is graduating in 2020 and has her eyes set on college, a first in her family. This opportunity that has opened up for children growing up in rural Jamaica is remarkable and we look forward to reporting back on the prosperity of our scholarship program for years to come.
Thanks as always for your ongoing support for P4K. Our work would not be possible without your generosity