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

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