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How one pencil began to change the world [VIDEO]


It’s often the simplest insights that drive the greatest of ideas.

One guy, travelling around India, asked a young boy who was begging, what he wanted most of all in the world.
His answer? A pencil.

It’s something most of us take for granted, having a pencil. Being able to write, create, doodle and draw is something most of us do, every day.

This was the beginning of Pencils of Promise, a charity that sells pencils, and pencil artwork by celebrities to fund schools in third world nations.

It’s an elegant concept, borne from an exquisitely simple answer, and then coupled with a creative marketing campaign.

Pencils of promise