Pen Pal

In both developed and developing countries many underprivileged students have only few outlets for creativity and self-expression. In addition, they hardly ever get the chance to interact with peers from other cultural backgrounds

The Munich Hub has decided to connect students from different countries through hand written letter exchanges. Each class in a developed country has a partner class in a developing country. Global shapers identify classes and coordinate with the teachers to ensure that each student in each class has a pen friend in the partner class and that letters are written on a regular basis.

To realize this project the Hub has contacted and established relations with schools in the Munich area and in Ghana, Uganda, Cameroon and Mauritius

The eventual objective is to become a hub for students and schools from different countries to interact with each-other. In order to achieve this, the project looks to grow in terms of participating schools/hubs and potentially create an online platform to automate onboarding, management, and exchanges.

In total, three exchanges took place between Munich schools with Uganda and Ghana and one with Mauritius. In the second year, three took place with the three countries.

# of schools: 6

# of students: > 150


Accra Hub, 3 schools in Munich, 2 schools in Africa, 1 orphanage in Mauritius