Children in Crisis is a UK-based charity, helping children who are suffering the effects of conflict & civil war. They work to ensure that these children are educated, protected and that the most vulnerable amongst them do not suffer discrimination. Currently operating in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

By using the proceeds from our forthcoming book & exhibition, we aim to support their projects, helping to provide reading, writing and thinking skills, along with pens, pencils and paper; to give the opportunity to some of the less fortunate to flourish, learn, create and design…

The pencil is a catalyst for creativity for all people, of all ages, in all places. A catalyst for a positive way out of poverty and trauma.

The Secret Life of the Pencil and Children in Crisis – with their shared visual symbol – is a natural and powerful partnership for change.