Pencil Stories

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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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    Reflections on the visit to Google on July 23rd, 2014

    here are reflections on the visit to Google on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 Nicolas My favorite part about going to Google was seeing how amazing the campus was as a whole. I liked that the campus had almost a city feel to it so that …

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    Google Presentation for July 23rd, 2014

    the four presenters for the Google Presentation on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014   Presentation by Nicolas: ONE PENCIL PER CHILD Nicolas will speak about the One Pencil Per Child program for which he has already prepared a video presentation. Click here to view the video …

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    The Pencil Tree

    Once upon a borrowed time in the quiet Kandhava Forest by the Yamuna River, there lived a tree who was known by all the other trees as The Pencil Tree. Now – this was a borrowed time, a time borrowed well before History began. This was even before …

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