Pencils of Promise

Pencils of Promise

July 14, 2016

Melvis Langyintuo ’12 had an impressive run as a student at Skidmore College: captain of the men’s varsity basketball team, class president and a recipient of a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace award. Since graduating, Langyintuo hasn’t slowed down. Now an analyst with Goldman Sachs, he was named one of the best basketball players on Wall Street by Business Insider and appeared in a music video with SNL actor Kenan Thompson. Most recently, Langyintuo successfully completed an online fundraising campaign for Pencils of Promise, raising $50,000 to build two schools in his hometown of Tamale, Ghana.

Melvis with students
Melvis Langyintuo '12 successfully completed a fundraising campaign for Pencils of Promise.

“My initial primary school educational experience in Tamale, Ghana, provided me with a foundation for how to learn and a window to understanding that knowledge acquisition is limitless,” says Langyintuo. “We are extremely excited about this project to build a school in Ghana that will launch the educational experience for the kids in my country who would not otherwise have that opportunity.”

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