IMPROVING ACCESS TO EDUCATION
Prior to the Balkhi Foundation, the Balkhis worked with Pencils of Promise and the Cambodian Village fund to bring schools to engaged communities.
- With the help of the Cambodian Village Fund the Syed Balkhi Learning Center was opened in rural Cambodia in 2017.
- With the help of Pencils of Promise, the Chuche Preschool and Primary School in Guatamala was built in 2014. By funding the school, it is estimated that approximately 1,020 students will have access to primary education that previously did not.
- With the help of Pencils of Promise, the Vijolom II Preschool and Primary School was built. By funding the school, an estimated 3,620 students will have access to early education that otherwise would not be possible.
INVITED LECTURES AND OUTREACH EVENTS
Through invited talks at local events we share information regarding promoting children’s mental health, improving children’s quality of life, technology literacy, and preparing children for technology based careers.