Many Ethiopian students start school without the basic supplies they need and Pencil Cases are luxury items, which most families will be unable to afford. PPC pencil cases are produced by social enterprise partner Arakele training primarily marginalised women to sew and design.
Because Ethiopia is so far away and shipping costs are high, we prefer to receive funds and in addition to the pencil cases being made locally, most materials can be purchased locally which helps support the local economy.
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 pencil case with contents for a child in Ethiopia costs only £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