El Llapis Solidari or The Solidarity Pencil is a social project which aims to provide school supplies to the most vulnerable children in the Sants-Montjuïc district.
The purpose of the Solidarity Pencil is to help children at risk of poverty and social exclusion to be able to do school activities and homework on equal terms, avoiding segregation processes because of socioeconomic reasons.
We obtain the school material from private donations, either as a financial donations or as school material. We request that school material donations be either new or in perfect condition.
We collect and purchase school supplies throughout the school year. Delivery is made to parents once a year, before the beginning of the school year in September.
If a situation of special vulnerability arises for a student during the school year, collection and delivery is also carried out, following prior evaluation from social services and/or collaborating entities.
This project is carried out by solidarity volunteers, who cooperate in various tasks of organization and distribution.
Necessary school supplies include backpacks, notebooks, folders, cases, pencils, pens, pencil sharpeners, rulers, etc. and in general, any necessary materials for child development and learning.