Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Hannah Godefa and her pencils empire

“It’s really amazing,” said Godefa, who has just been honoured with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her volunteer efforts. “For you and me, a pencil is not a big deal, but it makes a big difference to the education of these children in Ethiopia. How is a child expected to learn when there’s no pencil or supplies?” Godefa’s Pencil Mountain campaign has inspired many, including a 10-year-old girl who donated her $150 birthday money and elderly members at Godefa’s local parish who emptied their coin purses week after week to raise money for the supplies.  Read more...


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