Montblanc raises over $1 Million for UNICEF
Being founded on the belief that writing has the power to change the world, Montblanc has partnered again with UNICEF to improve the education and literacy programs for children all over the globe.
Despite the primary education being widely recognized as a fundamental right, a staggering 63 million children aged 6 to 11 years old are out of school, while of those who are in school, many are not learning—globally, six out of ten children and adolescents are not achieving minimum levels in reading and mathematics due to poor quality of the education they are receiving.
To try and combat this, Montblanc released their latest for UNICEF collection that was able to sum up more than one million dollars from the sale that ran from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018. The said proceeds will be able to help five million children across countries like China, Brazil, Djibouti. Specifically, the areas of focus for the partnership includes classroom renovation, the provision of school supplies and furniture, teacher training and teacher's salaries in community kindergartens.
“While Montblanc continues to be deeply engaged in its shared mission with UNICEF to give more children the opportunity to learn to read and write, we are grateful and humbled to see the level of support we have received from customers who have chosen to generously contribute to the work of UNICEF in communities around the world with the purchase of a piece that carries true purpose,” says Nicolas Baretzki, Montblanc CEO.
The Montblanc for UNICEF collection’s designs also boasts its deep philosophy, being made inspired by the Rosetta stone, whose multilingual inscription acts as the first sign of international understanding and cooperation. Similarly, the pens feature the first letters children learn to write at school in six different world languages.
“When all children have access to a quality and equitable education from an early age through adolescence, a ripple effect of opportunity is created that influences current and future generations,” says Gary Stahl, Director of Private Fundraising and Partnerships, UNICEF. “Partners like Montblanc help us provide access to quality education for boys and girls. Together we are committed to ensuring that all children - regardless of gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic background or circumstances - realize their right to access quality education in a safe and conducive environment with teaching and learning tools and processes that support their needs.”
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