Pen Pal Program

The SOAR Pen-Pal Program was first implemented May 2016. It is simply a letter communication project between Armenian school children attending the Hovhannes Tumanyan Armenian school in Portland, Oregan, and children from the orphanages in Armenia. Children between the ages of six and sixteen participate in the program. The first communications the students from Hovhannes Tumanyan had were with the children at Gyumri Social Childcare Center.

Pictures of the first Pen Pal correspondence between the children of Gyumri Social Childcare Center and the children from Hovhannes Tumanyan Armenian school in Portland, Oregan. Special Thanks To OUR SOAR volunteer from Argentina Anush Grati for implementing the program in Armenia! She was very happy to tell everyone, “It was a wonderful day and everyone was very excited with the project!"