Pennies for Peace, a service-learning program of Central Asia Institute.
Pennies for Peace® brings cultural and philanthropic education to students and educators all over the world. We are delighted that you and your students are joining in your own Pennies for Peace campaign to bring cultural and philanthropic education to your school. People around the world share your vision and dedication to empower communities in remote regions of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan through education. Whether you are a home school educator, Montessori instructor, private or public school teacher, Pennies for Peace offers a way to engage your students in meaningful service learning in a fun way!
Together we can cultivate peace, nurture hope, and change the world—one child at a time.
We have seen the positive impact of education on children on both sides of the Pennies for Peace bridge. In the villages of Central Asia, an education provides the opportunity to break the cycle of extreme poverty, violence, and war. At the same time, as students in our country participate in Pennies for Peace, they broaden their cultural horizons and come to understand their own capacity as philanthropists.
They learn valuable skills such as critical thinking and collaboration—working together to become members of a global community dedicated to peace.
We believe that education coupled with compassion can move mountains. We want our students to understand the issues facing the world and to know that they have the capacity to affect change—because the greatest legacy we can give our children is a legacy of lasting peace.