Some of our most dedicated supporters can be found in classrooms around the world. Whether you are a teacher, a parent or a student, we need you on our team of people who believe in the power of education in the fight against poverty. We invite classrooms across the US to sign up for our Pen-Pal Program and make a difference in the lives of our students, and yours.
How to start:
Sponsoring a child at Flying Kites is the first step in our Pen Pal Program. The funds generated from our child sponsorship program are vital to our ability to be able to provide a competitive education to orphaned and critically-poor children. As a sponsor, your classroom will be able to correspond with a student in Kenya while helping to support their education. We’ll send you a picture of your student for your classroom, updates from the Flying Kites school to share with your students, and letters from your child in Kenya. Typically, classrooms raise between $12 - $30 USD a month to help sponsor their student. You can read more about our sponsorship program here.
Our students love getting letters and emails from their peers all around the world, communication that offers a window to the world for students on both sides. Our pen-pal friendships help enrich letter-writing skills, geography, global awareness and a sense of global citizenship.