Dropping a pencil at the John Lennon Wall in Prague, Czech Republic.

Dropping a pencil at the John Lennon Wall in Prague, Czech Republic.

While traveling through India and Nepal, I found a lot of kids asking for pens and pencils. As a result, I made 1,000 pencils to bring with me when I travel. They read: "Ars Longa, Vita Brevis" which is latin for "Life is Short, the Art Long." To date, I've dropped pencils in Australia, Austria, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Singapore, (South) Korea, Taiwan, and the United States. 

"Pencil Dropping Around the Globe" is a Staff Pick at GOOD.IS

Here are some groups working on this issue:
Pencils of Promise
Books for Africa
Pratham