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Pennies for Peace – A Service-Learning Program

Pennies for Peace is a FUN, EASY, and FREE service learning program that brings cultural and philanthropic education to students and educators all over the world. No matter how big or small you are, you can make a difference for others just by collecting pennies. A penny in the United States may have little worth, but in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan just a few pennies can buy a pencil and open the door to literacy.  Read more…  about our FREE Curriculum and Toolkit to help you get started.

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TAJIKISTAN:

Population:

8,051,512

Youth Population:

33% of the population is under the age of 15

Literacy:

99.6% of adult females are literate 99.8% of adult males are literate

Infant mortality:

35 deaths for every 1000 children born

Education budget:

Tajikistan 3.9% of GDP

(Sources: census.gov; CIA Factbook 2008-14; World Bank 2011-12; geoba.se; UNICEF; cfr.org; nationsonline.org)

AFGHANISTAN:

Population:

31,822,848

Youth Population:

42% of the population is under the age of 15

Literacy:

12.6% of adult females are literate 43.1% of adult males are literate

Infant mortality:

117 deaths for every 1000 children born

Education budget:

Afghanistan 0% of GDP

(Sources: census.gov; CIA Factbook 2008-14; World Bank 2011-12; geoba.se; UNICEF; cfr.org; nationsonline.org)

PAKISTAN:

Population:

185,174,380

Youth Population:

33.3% of the population is under the age of 15

Literacy:

40.3% of adult females are literate 68.6% of adult males are literate

Infant mortality:

57 deaths for every 1000 children born

Education budget:

Pakistan 2.1% of GDP

(Sources: census.gov; CIA Factbook 2008-14; World Bank 2011-12; geoba.se; UNICEF; cfr.org; nationsonline.org)