Earlier this year, we celebrated WPBeginner’s 4th birthday by doing a massive giveaway and raising the funds to build a school in Guatemala. That campaign was successful, and we raised a total of $25,150.
Last week, I got a notification from my contact at Pencils of Promise with the pictures of the school we helped build. Here’s the email snippet:
According to our Guatemala team, the community is not only one of our most remote, but also one of our most united. Throughout the school build process, the community members would come straight from working all day to welcome PoP and actively participate in community meetings.
Project Name: Vijolom II Preschool and Primary School
Project Number: 118
Break Ground Date: 2/22/2013
Completion Date: 5/17/2013
Inauguration Date: 5/20/2013
Community Population: 761
Department: El Quiché
Below are some pictures:
I will be visiting Guatemala next month to work closely with the PencilsofPromise team and get to know more about the community.
I am very thankful to you guys for all of your support. I just wanted to give you an update to show that a small group of people can really make a difference.
I’ll write about my visit to Guatemala on my personal blog.
Founder of WPBeginner
Very cool! Congratulations, Syed!
Al Harji says
Bravo on this incredible achievement. I too am interested in doing this, would love your insights and be part of something that gives back to the world.
Truly moved by your generosity.
Great job Syed Balkhi, other bloggers forgets participating in human actions, millions around the world need help, anyway, what you’re doing is the noblest job in the world, Good Luck.
Damian Baker says
Congratulations Syed. You have done humanity proud!!!
Raelene Wilson says
What a fantastic project. Congrats!
Dre Armeda says
This is wonderful news, Syed! Congrats
I would like to do something like this. I am absolutely inspired by your commitment and follow through.
Editorial Staff says
Lets do it together. I’m already planning for next year.