Our Pen Buddies project provides a safe platform for kids to make friends around the world by exchanging letters and learning together happily


We have connected over
800 pen buddies from the UK, China, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Russia, Namibia, Malaysia & Vietnam since 2018

Find A Pen Buddy

Write & share the cultural differences with your pen buddy from another corner of the world. Mutual understanding would reduce communication barriers hence encouraging harmonious living.


Free Online Workshop

We have conducted monthly online workshops since June 2020. Thank you to all our volunteers who played a vital role in this project and created great learning assets, sharing knowledge with our kids around the world. 

Global Competition

We have started our global competition in 2019 under different themes and this has become our annual activity for all the Pen Buddies around the world. 2022 competition is now open for registration, contact us if you are interested.

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Free Learning Materials

We hope you can learn at any time, anywhere too! If you have missed the online workshops, feel free to watch the recordings from our website. FREE learning sheets are available for you as well.

Get Our Merchandise

You are supporting a pair of pen pal matching with every purchase. All our merchandise are created from the fabulous works of our Pen Buddies. Stand-a-chance to walk on House of iKons Fashion Week London Show with every purchase too! 

Thank you for all the great words
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Lawrence Williams

Ward Councillor for Littledown &
Iford Vice-Chairman Audit &
Governance Conservative
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.

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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.


Lianne Chorley

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.

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David Jones

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.

Some of our funders & sponsors
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Help us to sustain the connections between pen buddies and continue to deliver the educational workshops for our kids