What is a Pencil Pal?
Cool, but why is this so important?
The Pencil Pal program facilitates an international dialogue between young students in the United States and their peers in countries that we make deliveries to all over the world. Through the participation of our growing number of partner schools in the US, we have made a cultural exchange possible between students in Manhattan, NY and Phnom Phen, Cambodia, as well as between students in Brooklyn, NY and Maji Moto, Jenya.
Through these letter exchanges we can open the eyes of these children to other cultures they may never have the opportunity to visit. Did you know that in Kenya, the favorite food is cow’s blood and milk? And that in Brooklyn, they prefer pizza? The Pencil Pal program fosters mutual understanding and compassion for those unlike ourselves, as well as sparking in our children an interest in travel and philanthropy.