By building friendships that transcend cultural differences and international borders, we are building a better world.
FAR AWAY FRIENDS PEN PAL PROGRAM
Part of our mission at Far Away Friends is to encourage global citizenship among the next generation of leaders. We fulfill this task through our Cross Cultural Pen Pal program and Cultural Engagement workshops.
By partnering students from countries separated by thousands of miles through letter writing, our Pen Pal program aims to build cross-cultural relationships from which students can encourage each other to succeed in school, learn more about other cultures, and also improve on written communications skills. By building relationships with children from other countries, these students are able to better understand the power of human connection and develop a sense of cultural awareness.
Our Cultural Engagement workshops allow us to partner with classrooms here in the US and help students begin thinking about the impact that cultural stereotypes have on the way we view the world around us. By getting students engaged in breaking down those stereotypes, they are able to think critically about what it means to be a global citizen.
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CULTURAL IMMERSION & SERVICE TRIPS
We take volunteers from all over the world to Uganda every year to learn about Ugandan culture, development and sustainable partnerships through our immersion & service trips.