Unleash the potential of African children through hands-on teaching of STEM
PEN Pals - A PEN Monthly Donor Program
In the Upper East Region of Ghana, there was a young boy named Issifu, living in a humble home – his dad was a mechanic and his mom sold goods in the market.
As he went through elementary school, one of his least favourite subjects was math. One year, his grade in that class was 20%. He dreamed of being a doctor, but with grades like that, it wasn't going to happen. Then in his last year of junior high school, he had a math teacher who used a very different approach in class - he used activities, he made it interesting....even fun! That point marked a 180-degree turn in Issifu's life. He began loving the subject, excelling in it, reaching the top of his class across all the subjects, and today he is studying computer engineering at one of the best universities in Ghana.
Issifu's story is why we are here.
STEM education changes children's lives.
We invite you to be a part of children's' lives in Ghana, walking with them as they explore the world that exists when their potential is unleashed through STEM education.
For $20 a month, you can become a PEN Pal, a brand new monthly donor program we have created to connect you with children like Issifu who are yearning for the doors of opportunity to be opened. Every month, your contribution enables one student to get access to hands-on STEM education for a year.
Right now, millions of children are where Issifu was – they are bored with the traditional classroom, their innate potential is being squelched, and any career aspirations are relegated to pipe dreams. BUT we know that a strong education will change the trajectory of their lives.
Join us today and become a PEN Pal!
Note: Please make sure to select "monthly" under Donation Frequency to be added to the PEN Pals.
PEN'S COVID-19 RESPONSE
Your donation enables us to equip students, parents and teachers with a suite of low-cost, accessible, digital tools for learning.
As part of our response to COVID-19, PEN is rolling out a suite of STEM educational content for students, parents and teachers in Ghana to ensure that learning never stops. We are leveraging an extensive set of curriculum-aligned, practical STEM activities (1,000+) and a strong network of teachers (3,000+) to rapidly translate existing content and deploy at scale.
INFORMATION FOR U.S. BASED DONORS
U.S. based donors can make tax-deductible contributions to the Practical EducationNetwork Fund at the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS). Because KBFUS is a public charity, within the meaning of sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the IRC, donors may claim the maximum tax benefits allowed by U.S. tax law for their contributions. If you wish to support us, here is how to proceed:
Gifts by Check
Address your check to KBFUS, write Practical Education Network, US Fund, in the memo section of the check, and send it to the KBFUS at :
10 Rockefeller Plaza,
Gifts by Wire Transfer
To donate by wire transfer or to contribute other types of property, contact KBFUS via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (212) 713-7660