Pen Pal Program
The Pen Pal Program links North American and Kenyan students allowing them to build friendships and exchange cultural information. In fact, participating schools have also come from far reaching places including Tokyo, Japan (still currently participating); Jiangsu province, China; Avon Indiana, USA; Dawson City, Yukon; as well as many schools across Ontario from Russell, Toronto, Oakville, Hagersville, and Hamilton. Matching North American and Japanese students with students from Kenyan Schools in Nyandarua County West allows friendships to begin. Thousands of letters are exchanged each school year!
In addition to enhancing mutual cultural understanding, this program builds literacy skills, furthers global citizenship education, and allows fundraising to be more personal. Most importantly, children from both continents enjoy this program and have fun with it. Learn more about the history of this program here!
Preston Secondary School – “Life Skills” students have written to their new Pen Pals who attend Kanguu Primary School in Kenya.
UPDATE – Nov 2018: Sherwood students have received letters from their pen pals! From the pictures below, you can tell they were enthralled.