Pens of Hope in Davao (London & Bristol)
On Sunday, June 1, countries around the world observed International Children’s Day. In honor of this special day, Integreon celebrated with a week of activities that started Tuesday, May 27.
One of these activities was a collection drive for Pens of Hope in Davao, an outreach program to address the scarcity of writing materials in the Philippines. Most of us take having these things in our homes and schools for granted, but there are many schools in the world who struggle to fund such items and children have to learn without them.
In London, our Associates purchased 1,837 items of stationery for donation and, in Bristol, Associates donated 400 items. These items consisted of writing pens and pencils, coloring pens and pencils, erasers, pencil sharpeners, rulers, notepads and coloring books. Our donations were given to the community in the province of Agusan del Norte.
Pens of Hope in Davao expressed their gratitude through their blog. Please follow the link below to see their BlogSpot, which features pictures of our donations reaching children in the Philippines: