What it means to be a Global Buddy
Get touched by the optimism of orphans in India. Meet girls in Afghanistan who risk their lives to go to school. Get inspired by the ambition of girls in Kenya. Ask Americans about the place of the place of Muslims in their country. Talk soccer with Italian teens. Ask a Tanzanian about green bananas.
Learn about cultures and countries directly from students who live there. Does Kenya border Sudan? Why is Al-Shabaab attacking people in Kenya? What are the official languages of Tanzania? How do elections work in Afghanistan?
Get a global buddy and stay in touch. Students have taught their native language to peers in other countries. Others have fund-raised for school supplies, computers, soccer balls or even a new school building if their buddy school needed it. Dozens of students have even traveled to meet their buddies halfway around the world. But the most important thing is that you know you have a far-away friend that you care about and they care about you.