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Pen Pal Exchange

Increasing cultural awareness | Building lasting friendships | Overcoming stereotypes

Testimonials

From these letters I realized that people from the U.S. are kind hearted and nice. Before the exchange, I thought people from the U.S. were unfriendly, but now my views have totally changed. You are now my best friend. Good friends are a blessing of God.

BUSHRA, age 13, Pakistan

The pen pal exchange has helped me realize how similar my life is to kids in Pakistan. It was interesting for me to see all of the similarities and differences between our lives and has helped me realize that at the end of the day, we are all just kids and their country is not that different from our own.

ANNIKA, age 15, United States

We are very grateful and pray for America. I think people from the U.S. are great and friendly, and this exchange of letters totally changed my views about the U.S. and I am very lucky to have a friend like you.

TOSEEF, age 14, Pakistan

My thoughts have totally changed about the U.S., especially after this pen pal program. I learned that U.S. people are very nice and they take care of needy people, which I think is the best purpose of being human.

NOUMAN, age 14, Pakistan

This pen pal program has caused me to shift my views on Pakistani society. Before writing to my pen pal, I had no frame of reference as to what childhood was like in Pakistan and what national pride looked like there. However, after participating in this exchange, I feel much closer to understanding Pakistan, as teenagers in both the U.S. and Pakistan are very similar and share a lot of pride in their nations.

JAMES, age 15, United States

Americans are very well disciplined, energetic, and trustworthy people. After this exchange I realized that you are interested in Pakistani culture and that means a lot to me.

SONIA, age 14, Pakistan

Pen Pal Exchange

2020-2021

پاکستان میں پاور ٹور پاکستان میں طلباء سے قلم دوستی کے تبادلے کے ذریعے روابط اور دوستی قائم کرتا ہے۔ یہ تبادلہ بنیادی طور پر دہشت گردی کے آس پاس کے مبینہ دقیانوسی تصورات کو ختم کرنے اور پاکستان اور امریکہ کے مابین امن کے قیام کی کوشش کرتا ہے۔ تعلیمی سال کے دوران امریکہ کے ستائیس اور پاکستان کے پندرہ طلبا نے تین خطوں کے تبادلے میں حصہ لیا۔ اس سال کلب کے لئے تخلیقی منصوبہ اسٹیکرز کا ایک کسٹم پیک تیار کرنا تھا جس میں ہمارے کلب کے اراکین نے بیچنے کے لئے پاکستان اور امریکہ کے بہترین اسٹیکر پر ووٹ دیا۔

Meet Our Pen Pals

Hover over each student's picture to learn more about them 

Pakistan

RIDA

Rida lives in Bhara Kahu, Pakistan and is the Head Girl of her class. She does not have any pets because of a lack of space in her home.

FAIZAN

Faizan is in the 6th grade and loves to read. He has a parrot named Mithou as a pet and loves to play cricket. He is very fond of the tradition and culture in Pakistan with its many seasonal festivals and celebrations. 

HUDA

Huda is from Islamabad and is in the 6th grade. She loves to garden in her free time. 

HIJAB

Hijab loves to watch movies and research on the internet. Her dream is to travel and see the world, even though she knows this is not realistic. Her favorite subject in school is history. After school, she helps her mother in the kitchen and loves to cook delicious food. She has two sisters and one brother, but no pets. 

MINHAJA

Minhaja is from Islamabad and is in the 5th grade. Her favorite subject in school is science and she wants to be a doctor in the future. In her free time she likes to play volleyball, listen to music, and cook (especially Biryani and Khees). 

SANA

Sana is 14 years old and in the 6th grade. She likes to watch horror movies and has lots of pets such as cats and a parrot named Jughoo. She has one brother and many sisters. Her favorite subject in school is science and she would like to grow up to become a doctor so she can help impoverished people heal for free.

FAIZA

Faiza is in the 6th grade and lives in Bhara Kahu. He loves to play cricket and collect coins from different countries all over the world. He has 2 sisters and 4 brothers and he is the oldest in the family. His favorite subject in school is math and he wants to become a businessman in the future.

FAZIA

FALAK

Falak is from Bhara Kahu and loves to play hockey. He also likes to talk, read, and play games on the internet. 

FALAK

HAMZA

Hamza likes listening to music and watching TV. She also loves to sketch and draw, which is why she wants to become an artist. She likes cats, but since her mother is allergic, she does not have one. She has 2 sisters and 2 brothers.

HAMZA

MEENA

Meena is 13 years old and is from Islamabad. Her favorite food is Biryani and her hobbies are reading and gardening. 

MEENA

MARYAM

Maryam loves to play cricket and hide and seek with her siblings. She also wants to be a doctor in the future. 

MARYAM

NAZIA

Nazia is 10 years old and in the 5th grade. She loves to read books in her free time.

NAZIA

KASHAF

Kashaf is in the 6th grade and lives in Islamabad. He likes to play soccer and draw sketches. He also has a dog named Tommy who tends to get into a lot of trouble.

KASHAF

NOUMAN

Nouman is in the 6th grade and has two brothers and one sister. He loves to collect coins, stamps, and bottle caps. In the future, Nouman wants to be an accountant.

NOUMAN

SUNIA

Sunia is in the 9th grade and wants to be a teacher. She loves to make clothes and visit the zoo with her school. She has 3 sisters, 3 brothers, and 2 sets of grandparents living in her home. She lives in the small village of Malhu where her father works as a shepard. They own one cow and five goats. She would love to have a cat and a horse, but she cannot afford them. 

SUNIA

KALSOOM

Kalsoom is in the 6th grade and loves to read. He also loves going to the zoo with his school and has a pet cat named Mano who he loves very much. He likes eating ice cream and halwa. His favorite subject is Urdu and in the future, he would like to become a teacher. He also like to dance and listen to music. 

KALSOOM

AWAIL

Awail is in the 8th grade and his favorite subject is English, but he also loves art. He has a dog named Jack. He lives in a village called Mission Kallar where he loves to visit the Ravi River. In the future, he wants to become a professional cricket player since it is his favorite game. 

AWAIL

MEENA

Meena is 13 years old and is from Islamabad. Her favorite food is Biryani and her hobbies are reading and gardening. 

MEENA

ASMA

Asma lives with her mother, sister, and brothers. She is 14 years old and in the 8th grade. Her mother is a seamstress and she loves to make clothing for her dolls in her spare time. She also loves art and makes gift boxes to decorate her room. In the future, she wants to be a fashion designer. 

ASMA

AREEBA

Areeba is 15 years old and in the 9th grade. She lives with her mother (Nazia), father (Imran), sisters (Muskan and Mahnoor), and cousins. Her favorite subject is biology and in university, she would like to further study botany and biology because she loves to garden and learn about plants. 

AREEBA

MUSKAN

Muskan is 12 years old and her favorite game is hide and seek. She spends her spare time looking after her goats and cows. Her favorite food is Gorma and she likes to listen to music by Aima Baig. In the future she wants to be a pilot.

MUSKAN

AMNA

Amna is 13 years old and her favorite game is hide and seek. Her favorite subjects are math and science. She has two sisters, three brothers, her mother is a housewife, and her father is a farmer. She has a pet cat and would like to go to parks but there are none in her village. Also, she would like to get a drivers license, but she does not have a car. 

AMNA

ESHA

Esha is 15 years old and in the 8th grade. She has 5 siblings: 1 brother and 4 sisters. She has a pet rabbit named Fizz and her father is a farmer. She would like to study biology in university and wants to be a dentist. Her favorite sport is cricket and she likes to listen to music. She also likes to cook a dish called Pickle from the fruits and vegetables that her family grows. 

ESHA

AYESHA

Ayesha lives in Sowa Mission Kallar and has three brothers and two sisters. She loves to play sports and cook. She would like to have a dog and a cat but she cannot afford them. She would like to be a teacher in the future. Her mother is a housewife and her father is a laborer. 

AYESHA

EMAN

Eman is in the 9th grade and loves to play cricket. Her favorite food is biryani and she lives in a small village called Malku. She has a younger sister (Muskan) and two brothers (Zain and Aliyan). Her mother's name is Abida and her father's name is Abbas; they are both farmers. She has a puppy as a pet. 

EMAN

ATIF

Atif is 12 years old and is in the 8th grade. In the future he would like to be a soldier and motivational speaker. He likes to play badminton and collect money from different countries. His favorite food is kababs and he loves to research new things in books and on the internet. 

ATIF

He lives in Sheikhupura and loves being in the 8th grade. In his spare time he likes to play with his friends and with his toys. His favorite subjects are math and Urdu.

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MAH-NOOR

Mah-noor is 14 years old and in the 9th grade. She has one brother and three sisters. In the future, she wants to be an army doctor. Her favorite season is winter and has a pet cat named Mano. Her favorite food is ice cream. 

MAH-NOOR

GHULLAM

Ghullam wants to be a police man in the future and he loves to play cricket. His favorite place to go is the Badshahi Mosque, his favorite food is biryani, and his favorite animal is a horse. 

GHULLAM

MAHNOOR

Mahnoor is in the 9th grade and lives in Sowa Mission Kallor. She has three sisters and one brother. Her youngest sister's name is Ishal and she has a pet parrot. She loves to read books and her favorite food is biryani. Her mother is a housewife and her father is a laborer. Her goal for the future is to be a teacher and to always be happy. She likes ice cream, but her favorite dessert is halwa

MAHNOOR

تبادلہ # 1

مقاصد: اپنی روزمرہ کی زندگی کے بارے میں بات کریں اور آپ کی ثقافت سے کیا مختلف ہے۔ بلا جھجک اپنے قلم کے بارے میں سوالات پوچھیں۔

تبادلہ # 1

تبادلہ # 1