As we approach each school year end, there may be school supplies or equipment that you may no longer need or may not want to use next school year. We are reaching out to anyone who has school supplies they won’t be using next school year to please contact us and help us to help less privileged children and teachers in Zimbabwe, Africa, by donating gently used or unneeded school supplies
Please help us to keep spreading smiles and to keep changing lives. If you know someone who is willing to donate some supplies and books etc please share this with them and don’t forget to like our page! 🙂
Things we need:
Pencils, pens, rulers, erasers, sharpeners, reading books, visual aids, toys, gently used school bags, shoes, puzzles, crayons etc...
Visit our Facebook page and send us a message or connect with us through WhatsApp and find out more about donating school supplies and resources and how you can help our charity work
This organisation was formed after being moved by the story of a grandmother who walked several miles in search of a pencil so that her grandchild could attend school Pencils and Smiles is an initiative that aims to alleviate the effects of poverty, empower neglected communities, improve standards of living and seeks to bridge the gap between education and poverty. We started by distributing pencils to every child, we are now looking into building libraries and building toilets for rural schools
School children lack the necessary school supplies and equipment needed in and out of the classroom, for them to benefit from education they lack motivation, it affects their self esteem and robs them of the opportunity to rise above the poverty they are born into. The old and run down non-flash, fallen in pit latrines they use for bathrooms need to be rebuilt from scratch as they are currently posing a serious health hazard for the children. They do not have bathroom supplies at all
Building libraries and bathrooms will definitely improve the health conditions and promote literacy which will make learning a pleasant and enjoyable experience as it should be. Children will stay motivated, ready to learn, be eager to be in the classroom and will as a result tower above the poverty they are born into
The potential long term benefits of this project include a healthy school community, improved, effective and more successful classroom experiences for both teachers and children, no drop outs as all necessities will be provided to ensure children keep going to school. New toilets will eradicate the current health hazard. Negative effects of poverty will be alleviated, the education system will improve which will give the locals hope for a better and improved future for the generations to come.
This project is ongoing. Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donations which will fund our mission are sincerely appreciated.
A huge heartfelt thank you to Day Lane Foundation for partnering with us to spread some love and smiles by donating “❤️love bags❤️” and pencils for each student at one of our adopted schools in Zimbabwe!
Day Lane is a non profit that endeavors to practice the true meaning of love and support through giving to those in need. They sew and distribute “❤️love bags❤️” to women and girls in need, stuffed with travel toiletries and each containing a special love filled encouraging message. These bags are made out of gently used jean material clothing.
They use jean material because it symbolizes strength, relevance and worthiness. Jean material is not only strong, it will always be fashionable even when it does eventually wear out, it can still be reinvented, it will always be in season and will always have value. What an awesome reminder to the downtrodden.
The message and the intention of these ❤️love bags❤️ is for the recipients, every time they use them, to always be reminded that they too, are worthy of love, respect and dignity and that they’ll always fit in no matter where or who they are, just by being themselves and that they are well able to reinvent themselves in every season or situation, that they can stay resilient and still be worthy of love. We are super excited about this love project! ❤️