Pencils for Kids designs and implements programs based on the needs of the community.

Scholarships for Girls

Beginning in the 2009/2010 school year, P4K launched its Scholarships for Girls program, offering scholarships to four girls in the CES Secondary School in Libore, and extra group tutoring for girls in the middle school [...]

Sewing Program for Girls

The first sewing machines were purchased in 2009, and a program was launched to train girls to become tailors in Liboré [...]

Farmers of The Future

Escaping the Poverty Trap in The Semi Arid Tropics of Africa [...]

Soccer for Kids

Mike Mitchell founder and creator of Project Play Africa is teaming up with Pencils for Kids to create Soccer for Kids! [...]


In 2008 we opened two kindergartens for the first time in Liboré, giving pre-school children an opportunity to learn and play in a supportive environment [...]

Pen Pals

In 2006 three French Immersion classes at Dewson Street Junior School in Toronto began writing to the children of 3 schools in Liboré, and the program has grown steadily since then [...]

Trees for Kids

In 2009, a partial drought resulted in crop failure in Niger [...]

Theatre Club - La Liberté d’Etre

La Liberté d’Etre is a theatre club, introduced by P4K's Program Director, Louise Sherman, that uses theatre, drama games, and performance to build self-esteem and confidence, encourage imagination, practice team work, and teach life skills [...]

Micro Credit Program

The Micro credit program provides very small loans (~$25 [...]

Youth Empowering Parents (YEP)

Youth Empowering Parents (YEP)is a unique program which trains youth to become one-on-one tutors to their parents or to other adults [...]

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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.