I was listening to my morning Podcast Entrepreneur on Fire with John Dumas
and he was interviewing Adam Braun who created Pencils of Promise.
WHAT an incredible story of how he came to create this awesome foundation that builds school for kids in under privileged parts of the world!
He had a life changing moment, a face death moment and thought what do I want my legacy to be. He started travelling all over the world and everywhere he went he would ask a child what they wanted most. In India this boy said “a pencil”.
Something so simple can mean so much. SO he started travelling and handing out pens and pencils to these kids. That was where the beginning of his foundation started. His first school he dedicated to his Grandma and he hasn’t stopped since. He just wrote a book The Promise of a Pencil – How an ordinary person can make extraordinary change. I think I might just check that out.
Very inspiring. And made me think about what I want to leave behind, and how I’d like to touch people’s lives.