Ethiopian students start school without the basic supplies they need and Pencil Cases are luxury items, which most families will be unable to afford. Unless donated, PPC pencil cases are produced by local women in Addis Ababa to support the local economy.
One of the ways these students can be helped is through local programs. We welcome help from individuals, schools, clubs and other local groups to initiate fundraising ventures in your own community.
Because Ethiopia is so far away and shipping costs are high, we prefer to receive funds so that all materials can be purchased locally and also helps build the local economy. The funds required for shipping costs can be much better spent on the project itself and enable more students to receive supplies!
The pencil cases we donate are made locally and the contents are also sourced locally
Pencil Case contents include the following items:
Two Lead Pencils
One Six Inch Ruler or Folding 12 inch ruler (to fit into pencil case)
Assorted Coloured Pencils/Crayons
Optional Extras: stickers, small notebooks
If your school or group is interested in hosting a fund raising event or collection for Project Pencil Case please do get in touch by clicking this link Contact or visiting the Contact page.
Cash donations are also gratefully received through Paypal which is our preferred method of payment (see DONATE button below) and will be used to purchase school supplies on site in Addis Ababa (which helps support the local economy).
THE COST FOR ONE LOCALLY PRODUCED PENCIL CASE WITH LOCALLY SOURCED CONTENTS COSTS £5
They are produced by our partner Arakele Fashion Design College here in Addis using sturdy locally sourced material with a zip.
Please specify PENCIL CASE/S on the payment form – thank you