Photobook

Our journey in pictures — eight years of friendship with the people in Libore!




Our Journey Together

Pencils for Kids began quite by accident in December 2005 when Dan Galbraith, a photographer for the Canadian Team at the Games of la Francophonie, witnessed the devastating poverty in Niger, the host country for the Games. Back home, when he told the story of 30 children sharing one pencil in a classroom, a few in Toronto, Canada were moved to act. That moment turned into an eight-year journey and friendship with the community of Liboré, in Niger. Since that time, Pencils for Kids has built schools, provided resources and developed programs that give the people of Liboré an opportunity to be educated and earn an income. Our journey is depicted in photos, representing many of these projects and initiatives. It is a journey that continues to this day, inspiring all who have had the privilege of participating.


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.