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Kicking off the year with a trip to Ghana

We’ve just returned from a very productive trip to Ghana where we spent a week with our Niger team. Our partner, John Craig, from Eliminate Poverty Now wrote a beautiful piece summarizing the trip:   Hi All – Just back from my latest trip to Africa.  The focus was on plans to launch agricultural training […]

Robin receives the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal

Robin, her daughter Sam, and husband Ed at Rideau Hall on December 7th, 2023 as Robin receives the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal for her work in Niger.

2023 – Pencils for Kids’ 18th year in Niger

Pencils for Kids’ 18th year has been a year of both progress and upheaval in Niger.    The Coup On July 26, 2023, the military took over the government of Niger. Niger had been widely viewed as the last bastion of democracy in the West African Sahel, so the military takeover caught many by surprise, […]

Official Opening of the Dov Institute December 13th, 2022

On my 9th trip to Niger, on Tuesday, December 13th, 2022, we officially opened the Dov Institute, our new Training Centre for Horticultural Technicians along with our partner, John Craig, from Eliminate Poverty Now.  The Minister of Higher Education, Minister Djibo, officially opened the Institute, cut the ribbon, and gave his approval to open our […]