About Black Pencil Project

Changing The World, One Pencil At A Time

Black Pencil Project is social media-based, civilian volunteer organisation founded in June 2008. We work in remote and indigenous Philippine communities to promote child's primary education and welfare.

In 2013, Black Pencil Project worked with more than 13,000 elementary school children in 18 barrio schools.

Black Pencil Project is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations. We are NOT a registered non-profit organisation with Philippine's Security and Exchange Commission.

Our Vision

Black Pencil Project's vision is a Philippine archipelago bridged by community-driven barrio schools that promote accessible and compulsory education that respects children's rights, culture and dignity.

Our Mission

Reach out to every Filipino child found in remote and indigenous communities, to inspire big dreams and imaginations come to life by providing free school supplies and learning aids particularly during the crucial back-to-school season.


Children are at the heart of everything we do at Black Pencil Project. Our work is aligned with United Nation Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) that recognises children's rights to play, access to education, healthcare, protection, and participate in the conversations. It also echoes "Education For All" vision of Philippines' Department of Education (DepEd) and more importantly, the dreams and aspirations of their parents, teachers and communities.

By putting children at the centre of everything we do; we hope to bring Filipinos and their organisations culture to foster stewardship in communities that need it the most.

Our "Small Pencil" logo depicts Black Pencil Project as a child-centred organisation, putting children at the heart of everything we do.

Sama-sama nating abutin ang bawat bata sa pinaka-liblib na pook sa Pilipinas, abutan sila ng lapis; hikayating gumuhit at sumulat ng mga magagandang mga pangarap
— Mon Corpuz