We need to let the world know about the many children who have no access to education. What better way than to "wear-a-pencil” which is a symbol for education, literacy and hope. These pencil necklaces are designed by a local artist, Tchima Abdo, in Niger, Africa, who sculpted them from natural rock in the region and created the look of a real pencil.

Our campaign: Wear a pencil until every child in the world has a pencil. Companies, school groups or clubs can email us to find out how to get these for their fundraising campaigns!

When you wear a pencil people will ask you why and it becomes a wonderful opportunity to share the story!

To view photos of the pencil necklaces, click here.

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Inspirational Story

Mohamed was one of my students in the Book Club. Twice a week, after their regular school day, 16 students from CM2 (10 or 11 year olds) would gather round me on the floor of their classroom and listen as I read aloud the stories that I brought from Canada.