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Interested in Advancing Peace through Education?

Pennies for Peace (P4P) is a FUN SERVICE-LEARNING PROGRAM of Central Asia Institute, that educates children about how they can make a positive impact on a global scale, one penny at a time. Participants collect pennies to promote education in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan. In these regions, just a few pennies can buy a pencil, open the door to literacy, and CHANGE A LIFE. It comes with a FREE TOOLKIT with standard-aligned K-12 curriculum for teachers. Students, our future leaders, learn how to become PHILANTROPISTS and ACTIVISTS in the creation of GLOBAL PEACE.

It’s EASY TO START. Register your campaign today!

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Pennies for Peace

Join Pennies for Peace for Diversity Day on May 21st.

Gold Award

Diversity Day, officially known as “World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development”, is an opportunity to help communities understand the value of cultural diversity and learn how to live together in harmony. In the honor of Diversity Day, Pennies for Peace has started a world-wide campaign to get as many schools as possible to recognize this important day. Participants will choose a one day or a 30-day campaign (or more). Then, on May, 21, participants will join together in a ceremony held at your school and count all of the pennies collected. Make a banner or sign with the name of your school and the amount raised for the P4P Diversity Day Campaign. Take a photo with students holding the banner and email it to us at , or post it on our Facebook page. Pennies for Peace will provide a GOLD AWARD to all the students who participate. Get involved and teach students about cultural diversity and how they can make a difference in others’ lives! Join our campaign today!

Pennies for Peace

P4P Program Manager, Alanna Brown, visits Kearney Middle School

Pennies for Peace Welcome Sign

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader

“I wanted our students to understand that they are so privileged in America,” Colorado teacher Karen Hayes said. “They can be educated without fear of abandonment, death, or kidnapping. Even though our students come from an impoverished community, I wanted them to see how other students have far less, but are motivated to be educated.”

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Pennies for Peace

Central Asia Institute

Central Asia Institute empowers communities of Central Asia through literacy and education, especially for girls, promotes peace through education, and conveys the importance of these activities globally. Learn more….



Help build bridges of peace, one penny at a time.