You can sponsor a child from the slum to have a good education
100% of your sponsorship goes to the kids
A good education will give an underprivileged child from the slum the opportunity and skills to find a well paying job to take themselves and their families out of the slums and to start to break the generational poverty cycle.
This programme works ... with many students going onto further education in colleges and university with several gaining degrees in business, media studies, fine art and graphic design.
Also several girls have become nurses and one young lady will qualify as a Doctor in early 2024! Their humble beginnings do not limit their achievements if given the opportunity.
You can help more of these amazing children to better themselves for just a few dollars a week. Day school child sponsorship only $7.30 per week which includes: transport to and from the slum, uniforms, text books, exercise books etc. plus lunch, medical treatment and the very best teaching staff providing an excellent and holistic education.
Please watch this video to help you understand more about why we do what we do.
The Pencil Tree is run by volunteers
It takes a very compassionate person to understand what we do, then give whatever they can to help us.
Our people are amazing
All Pencil Tree people volunteer their time, skills and energy.
Join us as we travel to India
Dharamsala is the home of the Dalai Lama and lies at about 1900m in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas. It is different, diverse, crazy, majestic, and wonderful. We stay at a simple guest house with your own room + ensuite.
The staff are friendly + helpful, the food is excellent + there is Wifi.