Inspirational Stories


British Connection

In May 2007 my daughter Sam and I embarked on our first visit to Liboré, Niger the community Pencils for Kids had been helping for over a year [...]

Bayley

Bayley, a ten year old student at a French Immersion School in Toronto who was a pen pal with a student in Liboré, was so moved by the plight of children in Niger, she raised enough money to purchase 40 backpacks to send over to Liboré [...]

Clara

After reading the story of Pencils for Kids in an article by Paul Wildie in the Globe and Mail, 8 year old Clara told her mother that she wanted to donate all of her birthday money for her 9th birthday to Pencils for Kids [...]

The Little Engine That Could

I had always talked about P4K and compared it to the children’s story, "The Little Engine that Could”, written by Watty Piper, which I had loved as a child [...]

Michael

When I first heard from Dan Galbraith about 30 children sharing one pencil in a classroom in Niger, I approached my local Office Depot and asked for the Manager [...]

Spirituelle Divas

The Spirituelle Divas is an extraordinary group of women who have come together to expand their spiritual awareness and create an environment that will benefit all [...]

Project Play

Michael Mitchell was a member of the Peace Corps many years ago in Niger and had never forgotten the impact that playing the sport of soccer had on the children [...]

Book Club

Today was the third Book Club class with the 10 and 11 year-old Tiendifarou children in Liboré, and I am wondering why it is so difficult for them to understand the material [...]

The Man from Liboré

After rehearsal I talked with a wonderful man in Liboré [...]

The Theatre Kids in Liboré

As I watched I thought back to the first class, a mere 3 weeks ago, when I could not get any one of these kids to stand up and say anything [...]

The Oakville Chapter

In August 2009, the first community chapter of Pencils for Kids was founded in Oakville, Ontario [...]

The Ambulance in Liboré

One day when I was with the Mayor of Liboré, we noticed a donkey pulling a wooden cart with a woman lying down on it [...]

Mohamed

Mohamed was one of my students in the Book Club [...]

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