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Pencils for Kids

Registered Name: Pencils For Kids/Des Crayons Pour Les Enfants

Business No: 852715994RR0001

We partner with a community in Niger, West Afria to provide educational and income-generating opportunities to girls and women.

Pencils for Kids


Our Vision and Mission

Our vision is to make a difference in the world by providing every child the opportunity for an education.

Our mission is to partner with communities to create sustainable educational and income-generating opportunities by providing programs, resources and infrastructure. 

About Pencils for Kids

When the founders of Pencils for Kids discovered in December 2005 that 30 children were sharing 1 pencil in a community in Niger, West Africa they decided to act. Since that time, P4K has partnered with Liboré, a community of over 30,000 people in Niger. Since 2006, P4K has sent over 50,000 kilograms of school supplies, created pen-pal relationships, built three schools, a library, launched 14 kindergartens, opened a Sewing Centre for girls, sponsored hundreds of Scholarship for girls, started a soccer program and a Drama, Art and Computer program. 

We have also piloted the Farmers of the Future program in 18 income-generating gardens for women, under the vision and leadership of Professor Dov Pasternak and in partnership with Eliminate Poverty NOW, teaching women how to move from subsistence farming to a business model where they can grow crops 12 months of the year, learn how to market their produce and invest their earnings. 

We do this as a 100% volunteer organization with no paid staff. 


1 Bedford Rd.

Toronto, ON, M5R 2B5

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