Archive for December, 2012

December 2012 visit to Cooper’s Sewing Centre

We also visited the Coopers Sewing Centre and the girls are doing so well — there are separate areas for each of the three levels, and literacy and numeracy training as well.  The Cooper store continues to sell clothing made by the girls, and fabric and sewing notions, which helps to support the Centre. In […]

December 2012 Trip to Niger – Official Launch of the Farmers of the Future program in three schools!

Had a terrific trip to Niger last week, primarily to officially launch our Farmers of the Future program.  I was joined by John Craig from Eliminate Poverty Now, and Dov Pasternak, the renowned agricultural scientist who created this program.  Although we have been working on this program for the past two years, it was time […]

We’ve Been Featured on the Premier of Ontario’s Blog!

We were recently featured on Premier Dalton McGuinty’s blog – BlogOn(tario). Here is what he had to say: “This time of year, especially, we all try to look for ways to make a difference. The spirit of the holidays helps us open our hearts to families and communities who don’t have the same opportunities we […]

This Holiday Season: Help Us Give Children the Support They Need to Take Control of Their Future

This year, in honour of those you love, give the gift of education to a child in Liboré, Niger, Africa. It has been a challenging year for the people of Liboré, Niger. Pencils for Kids has officially launched its Farmers of the Future program together with our partner, Eliminate Poverty Now, in three villages, teaching children how […]