Pencils for Kids

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

Business Number: 852715994RR0001

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. 

We focus primarily on educating girls and women.

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. 

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