“It began with a question. A small boy begging in the streets of India. “What do you want most in the world?” “A pencil,” he replied.
I reached into my backpack, handed him my pencil, and watched as a wave of possibility washed over him. A smile erupted and his eyes brightened. I then saw the profound power and promise brought through something as small as a giving a pencil to just one child.”
Those 74 words from Adam Braun are the foundation of Pencils of Promise, an organization that’s built over 300 schools worldwide and educated nearly 35,000 students since 2009.
“This only works for non-profits,” you might say. Jason Fried would disagree. (And so would I.)