Around the world, 250 million children of primary school age lack basic reading, writing and math skills. We strongly believes that every child deserves quality education, no matter where they are born or what resources they have. Therefore, as part of our Hakkasan Group Inspires initiative, we have partnered with Pencils of Promise. This innovative organization provides students around the world with much-needed access to education through school builds and literacy programming.
Hakkasan Group Inspires has already committed to more than $50,000 to build a school in Korve, Ghana. Korve is a community in the Volta region where 173 currently enrolled students eagerly awaited the school build we are helping to make possible. Due to our support and financial donations, the school was inaugurated in March 2019.
We have been able to transform an ordinary classroom experience into one that is unlocking the promise of education for an entire generation of students in Korve. Increasing literacy rates by 85%, numeracy by 88% and test scores by 90%.
Along with PoP, we created a customized impact website that shares the community’s story, as well as photos of the entire build process so we can document firsthand the impact we have been able to achieve in this much-needed community. Read more about Hakkasan Group’s impact in Korve, Ghana.
Due to the overwhelming impact of the initial school campaign, we have committed to funding the building of another school. The second school will be in Kon Ngiew, Laos and will be completed before the end of 2019.
We welcome you to contribute by donating. With an education, nothing is impossible.
To date, Pencils of Promise has built 130 schools in the Volta Region of Ghana and have also provided our teacher training and educational programming to many PoP schools in the region. With our donations, we’ve impacted 92 students in Kindergarten to Primary 3 enrollment and 2,800 community members of Korve.