We provide a safe platform for UK children to connect with their pen pals around the globe, and offer multi-cultural learning workshops
Wisdom Pen Buddies is a project initiated by Wisdom Foundation to provide UK children with workshops and letter exchange experience. It is an opportunity to learn about different cultures, enhance communication skills and improve literacy. We are supported by National Lottery UK. Join our online sessions, where we explore the world together, learn about traditions and cultures around the world, embrace our differences and find new friends.
We have connected over
800 children from the UK, China, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Russia, Namibia, Malaysia & Vietnam since 2018
Pen Buddies Kaleidoscope
In June 2020 we launched online learning workshops. Thank you to all our volunteers who played a vital role in this project and created great learning assets, sharing knowledge with our children.
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!
More Wisdom Foundation Projects
Virtual Celebration of 2021 Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day
We are excited to celebrate with you virtually the 2021 Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day. Our supporters, volunteers and friends around the world are sharing their traditions in videos and photos, and sending their warmest wishes for the coming year. A heartfelt thanks for their support to Dorset Race Equality Council
Bournemouth Chinese School
We have started our charity as "Bournemouth Chinese School" in the year 2000 (Officially registered under UK Charity in the year 2001) and the charity was changed to "Wisdom (Zhihui) Foundation" in 2016 with the extended mission to provide equal global-learning experience to all ethnicities. Bournemouth Chinese School is currently the initiated project under Wisdom Foundation, providing various Chinese learning classes, Chinese cultural activities and personal development workshops
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.