The people we communicate with are the ones who will be helping the children of Afghanistan. These people include family, friends, acquaintances, and even complete strangers. The ability to influence these people to donate is our greatest challenge.
Many people seem to ask why? Why should they help out the children of another country when our country needs all the help it can get? Explaining the answer is never that simple. We are not only enabling the children of Afghanistan to learn, but we are working to bring peace to their country.
By educating these children, Afghanistan will have a greater chance to succeed without the help of the United States. What does this mean? Our troops can come home!
By educating the children of today, Afghanistan can have a more solid future. These children will be able to read and understand what is right and what is wrong. They will comprehend and realize why the Taliban should not exist. As of right now, these children only learn from what they are told. By raising money and sending them school supplies, the children will be able to have a better, more worthwhile education.
People’s first reaction to this worthy cause, “One Pencil Can Help Bring Peace” is usually the same. It typically is the, “We need to focus on bringing our troops back instead of giving out school supplies” or “We should pay more attention to our country then theirs.” Then we explain a soldier who has served in Afghanistan created this foundation. We tell the story of Rex Temple and how the organization started. Their reaction then changes to “Oh, well why didn’t you say so.” After hearing the story, people are inspired to help this worthy cause.
By collecting donations and school supplies, we are building the framework for the future of Afghanistan. This is not a quick process. The school supplies are just a small step in the right direction. This is a good way to ensure the return of all our troops who put their lives on the line each and every day. Help bring our troops home! Be a good influence to those around you.