To become aware of daily chores
To appreciate cultural values
To develop positive attitudes
An extended activity
Correspondence is an important way to share information. Many of us have friends far away and use letters to keep in touch. Participants will have the opportunity to correspond with someone of a similar age living in a different country to share thoughts and ideas.
The educator will arrange for a family with whom the group can correspond. There are a number of organizations such as UNICEF and Foster Parents Plan who may be able to help in finding a family. It will be the educator’s responsibility to organize and oversee the project.
Pictures, if available, and information about the family will be distributed to the group. If there is a language barrier participants will have to find different ways of communicating with their new friend or friends. A friend may speak English but be enable to read or write it.
The important part of this project is to learn and share information about ways of living and cultural beliefs.
Address of family
Information about the family
Individuals may decide to continue writing to a member of the family on their own. This could develop into a long friendship.