The Pen Pal Project aims to connect children from Renfrewshire's School of African Cultures and children from ethnic and refugee communities from across Renfrewshire and the West of Scotland. Children aged 6 – 12 years will have the opportunity to develop their creative writing skills and then compose and exchange letters and drawings of connection between each other.
It is hoped that this project which will strengthen connections across our diverse communities, allow participants to share their experiences and interact with peers in other areas of Scotland. At the end of the project, we also aim to collate the artwork and stories the children share and print and publish this, so each participant has a copy to keep. The final launch event will feature as part of Paisley Book Festival 2021. We are excited to be working with the Multi Cultural Centre in Dumfries and Galloway, The Syrian Refugee Settlement in Renfrewshire and two other partners over the next few months to deliver this fantastic project. You can keep up to date and see how the project progress using #PenPalRen on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
The project is part-funded through the European Union Asylum Migration Integration Fund. Making management of migration flows more efficient across the European Union.
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