Pen Pal Locations: Germany France Italy England Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe sounds cool.
Caitlin's and Martin's first letters.
Hi, my name is Caitlin, I'm twelve years old. I live in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. I'm in seventh grade. My brother Richie is in eleventh grade. I play softball and soccer and field hockey. I like the Spice Girls and the Backstreet Boys. And my favorite color is pink. For fun, I like to go shopping to the mall on the weekend. I also like to go roller skating and bowling with my friends. And to eat pizza. What do you like to do for fun? And what is it like in Zimbabwe? Sincerely, Caitlin Stoicsitz
Hallo Caitlin! Thank you for your letter! I am very happy to have a friend in America. My name is Martin. I live in Mutare, the third largest city in Zimbabwe. I am fourteen years old, the second oldest of four brothers.Their names are Nation, Simba, and George. I have one younger sister called Lois. I like soccer very much. And I love school, especially math. Please write back, Martin Ganda
Caitlin learns that Martin and his family are financially struggling. She starts to send him money and clothes.
Caitlin tells her mother that Martin wants to come study in America. Her mother contacts many schools and tries her best to get him a full scholarship since he can't afford it.
That's great! I will do what I can to get him a full scholarship.
Mom! Martin wants to come study in America!
Martin got excepted to Villanova and tells his mother and family good bye.
That's great! I'll miss you so much Martin!
Mai, I got accepted to Villanova!
Caitlin and Martin meet for the very first time in person at the airport.