Pencil Stories

  • AkiliDada1

    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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  • Nandta2

    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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  • Thepoint

    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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  • ThePencilTree

    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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  • Chain2

    The Pencil Gift

    Interview of artist Dalton Ghetti by Karim (photos by Sloan Howard) Forward by Olivia Ramsay Pencil artist and sculpture Dalton M. Ghetti was born in Sao Paolo, Brazil and came to the U.S. in 1985 at age 24. Most of the pencils he uses are …

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  • Brokenpencil

    Breaking Pencils

    by Karim   Twesigye Jackson Kaguri goes by his middle name “Jackson” for convenience. Jackson says he owes everything good and positive and productive in his life to his parents’ willingness to buy and to break pencils: “We were five brothers and sisters. My childhood memories …

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    Color Pencils

    A career as a Foreign Service Officer posted to the African Continent can range from very bland to very colorful. It can range from pleasant and peaceful to dramatic and dangerous. It all depends which African country the foreign service assignment posting is in and what is occurring within …

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