What started as just an idea to provide school supplies to underfunded schools, has far exceeded our expectations. This fall, the Christ-Roi Primary School of Cammy, Haiti received over 2,200 textbooks, giving every student the opportunity to have their own textbooks.
This is only the beginning.
Pan aims to provide textbooks throughout the entire world, significantly combatting the problem of childhood illiteracy worldwide.
As we set out to tackle these ambitious goals, we are thankful for the incredible amount of support we have received from individuals around the world. We could not have gotten where we are today without your support. Thank you.
Nelson Mandela is often quoted as saying, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
As we travel to the schools that Pan supports, we often ask students what they want to be when they grow up. From conversations with young girls dreaming to lead their country as senators, and young boys hoping for the opportunity to teach others as professors, we have realized that Pan provides much more than textbooks.
For many children around the world, education is the key to a world once left only to the imagination. Pan exists not to provide textbooks in the classrooms of today, but to open the door for the leaders of tomorrow.
"Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime"