Penda Pals is a new initiative Project Hope is starting for the Fall Semester in 2015. Penda Pals is a bridge we wish to foster the children of local Ithaca primary schools and Heyan Primary school, the school we support in China. The school has 101 students ages 5 - 9, and we provide them with financial assistance through the Changing Young Lives Foundation based in Hong Kong. We want to link the students from Heyan Primary School and local Ithaca schools together so they can get an international experience.
Fiona (CCC), Gary Tan (President) with Ithaca students!
The students are to communicate through letter writing, providing exposure to each others’ worlds and cultures. Letters will be exchanged in a class to class basis, since Heyan Primary School only houses about 15 students in total. To assist with any language barriers, we've contacted Cornell Translation Services to help us. It takes time for mail delivery so we expect no more than two letters a year to be written between the children and their correspondent Penda Pals.