"We have connected over 500 pen friends from the UK, China, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Russia, Namibia, Malaysia & Vietnam."
Wisdom Pen Buddies is a project initiated by Wisdom Foundation to provide children with an experience to learn about different cultural backgrounds and enhance their ability to overcome communication challenges. Join our monthly online sessions, where we explore the world together, learn about traditions and cultures around the world, make friendships and embrace our differences.
Pen Buddies Kaleidoscope
Due to the pandemic outbreak, we have shifted our in-class learning to online learning since June 2020. Thank you to all the volunteers who have involved in this project, they have created some wonderful video recordings for the past learning sessions. Let us share the wisdom together!
Upcoming Pen Buddies Sessions
Sessions take place once a month on a Sunday via Zoom and children from different countries join to learn and have fun. They are FREE and conducted by our volunteers. Remember to book your session in advance!
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Ward Councillor for Littledown &
Iford Vice-Chairman Audit &
Spokesman for Culture and Leisure
The children in England are now able to learn and understand the different global cultures through the PenBuddies workshops and develop friendships and empathy through the brilliant scheme.
Cllr. Jane Kelly
Wisdom (Zhihui) Foundation
Honourable UK Charity Ambassador
If we are ever to come close to achieving peace in the world, it will be by mutual understanding, respect and tolerance for other cultures and ways of life. The best time for this to start is with young people which is why I want to promote PenBuddies project in any way that I can.
Community Development Officer
of BCP Council
I have been fortunate enough to work with the Wisdom Foundation over a number of years, they are hardworking, aspirational and hold their 5 key missions at the heart of all their projects. Catherine and Betty are great to work with, full of energy, passion and experience. The Wisdom Foundation supports us at BCP Council to connect our vibrant communities, on a global, national and national scale.
Principal of ETC International College,
Vice-Chair of the International Education Association of Bournemouth,
Christchurch and Poole
The scheme seems to be a great way to build understanding and cooperation between young students of different nations into an educational programme from an early stage. I believe it also supports children from under-privileged backgrounds in their studies.