Pens for Kids Australia is a newly formed branch of Pens for Kids International and does not yet have its own website, so here is a preliminary presentation of the organisation.
Pens for Kids Australia is a local branch of the non-political, non-religious, non-profit charity organisation Pens for Kids International, the aim of which is to get writing utensils to underprivileged kids in the third world - primarily Africa.
Pens for Kids accepts donations of writing utensils such as pens, pencils, felt pens, rulers, erasers, gel-pens and the like, and sends them to Africa for distribution among kids who need them for their school work.
The pens are distributed through a network of local contacts - the so-called Pens for Kids Ambassadors, or through local non-profit charity organisations.
Pens for Kids is based entirely on volunteer work and has no administration costs other than shipping expenses for the pens.
Below is a flyer presenting our project. Please download and distribute it to friends, family, colleagues and business associates - and tell the world about us !
Punita paid a visit to Kenya in 2011, and took the opportunity to visit Pens for Kids Ambassador in Voi - Japheth Mwendwa Syanda at his curio shop.
Punita had brought along pencils and books for the local kids and gave them to Japheth for further distribution in the local community.
...has two collection centres: one in Perth - managed by Punita Patel Mandalia; and one in Melbourne - managed by Sarah Cody.
Punita used to live in Kenya and very much understands the plight in some African Schools. She has also been involved in charities with her husband, and together they have visited some poverty stricken regions in India and Kenya.