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Child Beggar Who Asked for Pencil Inspires Man to Build 206 Schools

Before he turned 25, Adam Braun had a vision of what he wanted to do in life, and the legacy he wanted to leave behind.   In 2008, he founded Pencils of Promise, a non-profit he prefers to call a "for-purpose” organization, to ensure all children have access to education. Six years later, Braun's organization has built 206 schools, breaking ground on a new building every 90 hours, reaching more than 22,000 children in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Boy and a pencil...

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