Our Role in the Global Climate Strike initiative

Pencils for Kids is committed to helping the people of Liboré develop strategies of resilience and sustainability as they deal with economic insecurity compounded by the impacts of climate change. We are proud to take part in the Global Climate Strike initiative and to show support for #FridaysForFuture and the youth #ClimateStrike — we stand together to demand better climate laws. 

We have taken steps to improve our community in Liboré by supporting girls through our Scholarships for Girls program. According to Project Drawdown, the 10 most viable global climate solutions includes educating girls. Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA) believes that when women thrive, the Earth thrives. By 2019, Pencils for Kids has provided 500 scholarships for girls in Liboré, with 33 graduates  now enrolled in post-secondary institutes or university. The Scholarships for Girls program has transformed the educational landscape, and dramatically expanded the career horizons for many girls and young women in Liboré.

Our Farmers of the Future (FoF) program, established in 2010, under the leadership of the late Professor Dov Pasternak, and in partnership with the American NGO Eliminate Poverty NOW, has introduced ‘Smart Agriculture.’ Based on irrigation, it has promoted the development of a network of market gardens producing higher yielding and higher value crops year round. Through the painstaking development of irrigation infrastructure, training in seed and soil management, as well as marketing expertise, FoF has generated new job and career opportunities for women and young people, while helping to build a truly sustainable foundation for greater food and economic security for the whole community.

Please consider supporting our efforts in Liboré.

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