PAST&E Scholar Athletes are participating in a Pennies for Peace campaign now through February 20th. Pennies for Peace is a service-learning program designed to broaden our students' cultural horizons while teaching them about their capacities as philanthropists - one penny at a time.
Pennies for Peace is a program affiliated with the Central Asia Institute (CAI), that promotes and provides community-based education and literacy programs, especially for girls, in remote mountain regions of Central Asia. Founded in 1996, CIA has built, to date, nearly 100 schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan, which serve more than 28,000 students - over 14,000 of whom are girls. How can a penny bring peace? It doesn't buy much in our community. However, in the villages of Pakistan and Afghanistan, a penny can buy a pencil, start an education, and transform a life. In a region where terrorist organizations recruit uneducated, illiterate children, that pencil can empower a child to read, write, and learn. The goal of PAST&E's involvement in the Pennies for Peace program is to encourage our scholar athletes, who are ultimately our future leaders, to learn the value of philanthropy by collecting pennies for global peace.
Our scholar athletes will join tens of thousands of students around the world who are participating in the Pennies for Peace program and who are working together to become members of a global family dedicated to peace. Pennies will be collected and deposited by scholar athletes in each classroom. Who will collect more "pennies for peace"...the Chimps? Elephants? or Cheetahs?
To learn more about Pennies for Peace visit: www.penniesforpeace.org.