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Life in Niger in the time of COVID-19

Below is a glimpse into how life in Niger has changed since the arrival of COVID-19. Using masks… Before the pandemic, it cost only 100 CFA (West African franc) for a mask ($1CDN Dollar = $433 CFA). But as soon as the Government announced the first case of Covid-19 in Niger, the cost increased to 500. The […]

An incredible trip to Niger, January 2018!

After a successful trip to Paris for the five year planning conference on the Renaissance of Niger, John Craig, from Eliminate Poverty Now and I headed to Niger for many followup meetings.  It was an incredibly busy and productive trip. We officially launched our Training Centre for Horticultural Technicians in Libore, on the same site […]

Holiday Update 2016: The Gift of Education Lasts Forever!

Our 2016 Success Stories (Scroll down for our Newer Programs!) Scholarships for Girls ­4 more girls graduated in 2016 to bring the total to 22 who have gone on to University or Post Secondary Institutions since our Scholarship program began! Pencils for Kids has provided 367 scholarships to 175 girls since 2009, and 103 of those girls received scholarships in more than […]

Five more scholarship girls enter university October 2014 from Libore after graduating with their BAC degree from Secondary!

In October 2014, five more scholarship recipients from Pencils for Kids will enter University in Niger after graduating with their BAC degree from Secondary School.  This is a huge accomplishment and now 13 girls from Libore will be in some form of post secondary institution within the past three years.  We are incredibly proud of […]