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Pencils for Kids: Making a Difference One Pencil at a Time [PDF]

Toronto Youth Volunteer – May 25, 2013

Pencils for Kids fundraising at MMR [JPG]

Burlington Post – May 24, 2013

Back-to-school shopping that actually makes a difference [PDF]

The Globe and Mail – February 28, 2012 – By Farah Mohamed

The Story of Pencils for Kids [PDF]

The Entrepreneurial Way – November 24, 2011 – By Robin Mednick

Pencils for Kids Founder inspires Premeds [PDF]

The Harvard Crimson – October 18, 2011 – By Dillon van Auken

P4K Markham Chapter's Divya Shah on Rogers TV [Video]

Rogers TV – April 4th, 2011 – By Jacqueline Betterton and Jeff Moore

Farmers of the Future - Building the Curriculum [PDF]

Nourishing the Planet, Worldwatch Institute – March 16th, 2011 – By Danielle Nierenberg

Small charities, outsized results [PDF]

The Globe and Mail – December 2010

Farmers of the Future [PDF]

Worldwatch Institute – October 2010

Get Inspired: Divya's Story [PDF] – October 15, 2010

Niger, The worst quality of life

Various Sources - October 05, 2009

Louise Sherman, Program Director for P4K visits Niger [PDF]

Reprinted from The Shofar - March/April 09 Issue

Young Leaders Making a Mark on the World [PDF]

Oakville Beaver – January 30, 2009

Fighting Poverty, One Pencil at a Time

Globe & Mail – January 17, 2009

Support Grows for Pencils for Kids [PDF]

Oakville Beaver - October 15, 2008

Pencils Help Erase Poverty [PDF]

Thornhill Post - March 2008

Answering the Call to Help [PDF]

Vaughan Citizen - January 17, 2008

Niger, The worst quality of life

Below are links for the 2009 UN Human Development Report ranking countries on their quality of life based on a number of categories


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Inspirational Story

After rehearsal I talked with a wonderful man in Liboré. He shared his story with me and once again my insides cried out to say, "Why does it have to be this way?” He is a soft-spoken, handsome, well educated man, who grew up in the villages and, against all odds, was able to graduate university.