Archive for September, 2012

P4K money buys food for the flood victims in Libore

The wonderful P4K supporters rallied and raised over $11,000 in a week to help the people of Libore buy food for those displaced by the flooding in August.  Along with our partner Eliminate Poverty Now, over $22,000 was sent to buy bednets, medicine and bags of grain.  

Update on Farmers of the Future after the flooding

The good news for Farmers of the Future is that our 3 pilot schools were not flooded and the mini-farms are in tact. Unfortunately, many in the villages are homeless. They are being housed temporarily in the classrooms. We don’t know when these families will be relocated and whether the start of the school year […]

Nelly Furtado, Canadian singer-songwriter, producer and actress, supports Pencils for Kids!

Nelly Furtado, well known Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer, actress and winner of the Latin Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Album showed up today at the Markham District Secondary School to lend a hand to Divya Shah and the Markham P4K Club to pack schoolbags destined for Niger! Ms. Furtado was warm, genuine and compassionate as […]