Nick Onken

As the official Pencils of Promise photographer, I also want to raise money to build a school and create sustainable myself. Join me!
  • My Goal:
  • $35,000
  • Raised So Far:
  • $33,633
  • # of Donations:
  • 183
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I just got back from Ghana with Adam, as we went to build brand imagery for Pencils of Promise, and this trip especially hit me how impactful this organization has been. We went to a celebration for the ground breaking of the 200th school. The people from the surrounding communities of the new school that we inagurated put on a huge ceremony with native dancing, singing, and speeches. The people of the community were ever so grateful for PoP coming into help build and create education. 

The day was emotional to see, especially when a 12 year old boy gets up to give a speech to thank Pencils of Promise. At the end of the speech he repeated "I will make it. I will make it." It was powerful. It made me cry. Then it really hit me at how big the impact really is. 

Pencils of Promise works with communities across the globe to build schools and create programs that provide education opportunities for children, no matter where they were born, or what resources they have. Pencils of Promise has broken ground on over 150 schools throughout Laos, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Ghana. 

Education is a cause that's truly important to me, so I'm excited to join the Pencils of Promise movement that empowers lives around the world by increasing access to quality education for children in the developing world.

Please help me reach my fundraising goal by donating today. Just $25 allows Pencils of Promise to give a child access to education for one year. Thank you for your support. Everyone has promise. Education unlocks it.

Check out our photos from Ghana here!

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Nick Onken is fundraising for The Next 100 benefiting Pencils of Promise.

I just got back from Ghana with Adam, as we went to build brand imagery for Pencils of Promise, and this trip especially hit me how impactful this organization has been. We went to a celebration for the ground breaking of the 200th school. The people from the surrounding communities of the new school that we inagurated put on a huge ceremony with native dancing, singing, and speeches. The people of the community were ever so grateful for PoP coming into help build and create education. 

The day was emotional to see, especially when a 12 year old boy gets up to give a speech to thank Pencils of Promise. At the end of the speech he repeated "I will make it. I will make it." It was powerful. It made me cry. Then it really hit me at how big the impact really is. 

Pencils of Promise works with communities across the globe to build schools and create programs that provide education opportunities for children, no matter where they were born, or what resources they have. Pencils of Promise has broken ground on over 150 schools throughout Laos, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Ghana. 

Education is a cause that's truly important to me, so I'm excited to join the Pencils of Promise movement that empowers lives around the world by increasing access to quality education for children in the developing world.

Please help me reach my fundraising goal by donating today. Just $25 allows Pencils of Promise to give a child access to education for one year. Thank you for your support. Everyone has promise. Education unlocks it.

Check out our photos from Ghana here!

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$33,633 Raised
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The Campaign:

The Next 100

Pencils of Promise is a global education organization thatĀ build schools and provides quality educa

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Pencils of Promise

Pencils of Promise believes every child should have access to quality education. We create schools, ...

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