We're in the business of making a difference. Bondi Laces was created with one vision in mind, to take an everyday item and turn it into a vehicle to help children in need.
With each pair of shoe laces purchased, you will be providing a child in need with one week of education. Schooling provides children with essential life skills required to function in society. 250 million children of primary school age lack basic reading, writing and math skills.
We’ve partnered up with a rapidly growing charity organisation- Pencils of Promise- that helps educate children across South-East Asia, Africa and Latin America. 250 million children of primary school age lack basic reading, writing and math skills. For every pair of laces you purchase, we will provide one week education to a child in need.
Help us reach our mission of providing 1 million weeks of education by 2020.
Pencils of Promise
Adam's story (Founder of Pencils of Promise)
It began with a question. A small boy begging in the streets of India. “What do you want most in the world?”
“A pencil,” he replied.
I reached into my backpack, handed him my pencil, and watched as a wave of possibility washed over him.
A smile erupted and his eyes brightened. I then saw the profound power and promise brought through something as small as a giving a pencil to just one child. Over the next five years, I backpacked through more than 50 countries, handing out thousands of pens and pencils across six continents. These pencils, these small pieces of potential, led to powerful conversations with local parents and children across countless cultures and languages. From years of listening to their words, it became clear that there was a need for an international nonprofit that was led on-the-ground by a staff of locals from within each country, required village participation in each school, and deeply supported, trained and tracked each student to ensure their success. These are the guidelines on which PoP was founded in October 2008.
Pencils of promise (Pop) is a US charity organisation that builds schools, train teachers and fund scholarships. Pop is an award-winning nonprofit organisation that has built more than 150 schools across Africa, Asia, and Latin America and delivered over 10 million educational hours to children in poverty.
Pencils of promise establish relationship with existing communities to build schools together. In addition to building schools, pencils of promise also support things such as teacher training programs, water and health programs and student scholarships.