Pencil Stories

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    The story of Pencils for Africa

    Origins As we enter the autumn of 2015, Pencils for Africa will have been in operation for over 3 years and is now entering its 4th year of operation. Pencils for Africa (PFA) began earnestly in February of 2012 with a group of 4th grade …

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    Paola inducted into Marin Women’s Hall of Fame

    Paola Gianturco inducted into Marin Women’s Hall of Fame The PFA Team says “Congratulations Ms. Gianturco!!” (Left to Right) PFA Editors Ella, Charlotte, Carly and Lucia To read the full article about our friend Paola kindly click here

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    PFA is an Education Eco System

    PFA is an Education Eco System About a year ago, I was invited to speak at an international educational conference at Stanford University, about PFA’s emphasis on creating young global leaders. The conference was attended by schoolteachers and school administrators from around the world, including Finland, …

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    Moana the Tortoise

      Moana the Tortoise … Said Ricky to Moana: “Moana, my family has found a second home for you! We will take you over to Ms Weitzman’s Art Room. Will you lettuce?” Replied Moana to Ricky: “I don’t have much choice.”  “Why is that?” asked Ricky. “Because I …

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    Honoring and Celebrating Ms Weitzman

    On Wednesday, May 18th, 2016, Ms. Chyah Weitzman was honored and celebrated by both the Tiburon Town Council as well as the Tiburon Heritage & Arts Commission. Ms. Weitzman received the prestigious Heritage & Arts Educator Award for 2016             [Thank you Paola and Sarah …

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    Lucia’s Letter for World Water Day

    World Water Day March 22, 2016 Dear United Nations Environmental and Development Committee: My name is Lucia Doty, I am 13 years old in 7th grade at Saint Hilary School, Tiburon, California. In celebration of World Water Day, we at Pencils for Africa would like to …

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    Akili Dada Students on What is Smart?

    Bennedette Hello! My name is Bennedette. I am 18 years old and live in Kenyan. I am final year student at the Kenya High School. My favorite subject is Mathematics and Biology. My hobbies include dancing, listening to music and watching movies. Smart is intelligence. …

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    Leadership Lessons from my Middle School

    Leadership Lessons from my Middle School   by  Karim Ajania Skyping with the Cutlers Early this year, in January of 2015, Pencils for Africa skyped with Alan and Anne Cutler, who were teachers in Kenya and now live in Canada. The Cutlers taught at Hospital Hill …

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    The Samburu Pencil Maker

    by Karim The African dawn was now ripe and about to fall open as the Samburu pencil maker took his early morning walk amongst the acacia trees in the arid savannah. He was searching, as he did every morning, for the most elegant twigs with …

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    A Double Act

    A Small Act On November 7th, 2014, African Peace Journal in conjunction with Jus Humanis screened the Emmy nominated documentary film, A Small Act, at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute here at Lund University in Sweden, where I am a student of Human Rights Law. It was …

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