Archive for April, 2021

A tragedy unfolded last week in Niger when 20 small children burned to death in a school made of straw.

This story is personal to us and to the many Torontonians and Canadians who have joined us for the past 15 years since we founded Pencils for Kids, a charity made up entirely of volunteers, dedicated to helping with education in Niger. When Pencils for Kids began in 2006, after hearing that 30 children were […]

Check out the 100th episode of the Preconceived podcast — we’re featured!

We are so pleased to be featured on the 100th episode of the podcast Preconceived, hosted by Zale Mednick. In the episode, titled Do it Afraid, P4K founder Robin Mednick shares the inspirational story of how Pencils for Kids came to be, and what she has learned along the way. Watch the interview on YouTube > […]