Have you heard of this name: Justin Bieber? Although he is a young child like you are, Justin – a two-time Grammy nominee – is already a celebrity. Now he has decided to do big things.
Justin has joined hands with Pencils of Promise (PoP), an organization that builds schools in the developing world where most people are poor and don’t have enough money to spend on their children’s education.
He is part of a launch program Schools4All.org, a fundraising challenge that engages students, schools and parents to partake in solving the global education crisis.
In this program, individuals are asked to create an online fundraising page and raise money for PoP to help the organization construct more schools around the world.
The owner of the fundraising page with the highest dollar amount of donations on June 30, 2011 will win a visit from Justin Bieber and PoP Founder Adam Braun to their own school or one of their choice.
Additionally, four trips to Guatemala to visit the PoP team on-the-ground are being randomly drawn every two weeks from all fundraisers that have raised over $100.
“This is about everyone out there realizing that they can make a difference, and together we can all help make a change for others through education,” Justin believes.
Founded in October 2008 with $25 and the intention to build one school, Pencils of Promise will complete its 35th school across Laos, Nicaragua and Guatemala in Spring 2011.
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