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Pen Pal Exchange

2019-2020

Power to Pakistan builds connections and friendships with the students in Pakistan through a pen pal exchange. This exchange seeks to eliminate the presumed stereotypes mainly around terrorism and to build peace between Pakistan and the United States. Twenty-seven students from the U.S. and 15 students from Pakistan took part in three letter exchanges during the school year. The creative project for the club this year was to create COVID-19 masks in which our club members voted on the three best designs from our pen pals.

Meet Our Pen Pals

Hover over each student's picture to learn more about them 

Pakistan

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AYAZ

Ayaz is thirteen and is in seventh grade. His job is selling fruit at night. Ayaz enjoys playing soccer with his friends and his favorite color is pink. 
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AREEBA

Areeba is seventeen years old. She enjoys playing cricket and ludo in her free time. Her favorite subject in school is science. In the future she would like to become a teacher because she believes that teachers create a stronger nation. 
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AFSHAN

Afshan is fifteen years old and is in eighth grade. She has four younger sisters and two younger brothers. She enjoys watching funny TV shows in her free time. Her mother is a seamstress and her father is a laborer. She loves her parents very much. 
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IQRA

Iqra is twelve years old and is in sixth grade. She enjoys playing soccer in her free time and her favorite food is rice and chicken shawarma. She has three younger sisters and three younger brothers. 
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FAZAL

Fazal is fifteen and is in eighth grade. His favorite subject in school is English. Fazal's favorite food is grilled fish and he enjoys playing cricket in his spare time. 
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AHMAD

Ahmad is thirteen years old and is in seventh grade. He enjoys reading, collecting coins, and watching cartoons in his free time. He also loves to play cricket after school. Ahmad's favorite subject in school is Urdu because he likes his teacher the most. 
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MISHAL

Mishal is thirteen years old and is in seventh grade. She enjoys playing ping-pong in her free time. Mishal's favorite subjects are English and Urdu. Her favorite foods are pasta and spicy snacks. 
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MAHEEN

Maheen is thirteen and is in seventh grade. She enjoys playing badminton at school with her friends. Her favorite subject in school is Urdu. Maheen has two brothers and one sister. She does not like cold weather. 
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LAIBA

Laiba is twelve years old and is in sixth grade. She has two younger brothers and four younger sisters. She has hens as pets and eats their eggs for breakfast. Laiba enjoys watching movies in her free time. 
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SAAD

Saad is twelve years old and in the 6th grade. After school he enjoys playing soccer with his friends. He has two sisters and two brothers. Saad's favorite subject in school is math. Saad loved Pakistan and when he is older he wishes to become a soldier to fight and honor his country. 
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ROHAB

Rohab is twelve years old and is in the sixth grade. She enjoys playing cricket with her friends in her free time. She also likes to watch TV after school. 
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MOIZ

Moiz is fourteen and is in eighth grade. He enjoys flying kites and reading in his spare time. He also has four older sisters and two older brothers. In the future Moiz would like to become an engineer. His pets are goats and buffaloes. His favorite food is anything with rice and he likes macaroni as well. 
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SENAN

Senan is twelve years old and is in sixth grade. He enjoys playing cricket and collecting coins in his free time. His favorite food is rice. He has two brothers and one sister. 
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ZAIN

Zain is twelve years old and is in sixth grade. He enjoys playing cricket and collecting coins in his free time. His favorite food is rice. He has two brothers and one sister. 
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SHUKRIA

Shukria is fourteen and is in eighth grade. She enjoys playing soccer and dancing in her free time. She has five sisters and four brothers. Shukria's favorite color is sky blue and her favorite food is a fish sandwich. She loves living in Pakistan. 

Exchange #1

Objectives: Talk about your everyday life and what is different about your culture.

From U.S.

From Pakistan

Exchange #2

Objectives: Describe your culture, traditions, and religion.

From U.S.

From Pakistan