This month, several Junior Girl Scout troops from Mountainside, New Jersey joined the modzi movement! The groups participated in a modzi organized pen-pal program, which connected young girls in the United States with girls in Zambia. modzi facilitated an educational and cultural exchange by having students write individual letters to new friends abroad.
For this “Thinking Day” event, about 100 young Girl Scouts were prompted to, “connect with self, connect with community, and connect with the world.” Each child crafted a personalized letter using modzi-prompted questions about school, sports, hobbies, and friends. These letters were then sent to modzi in Zambia, to be shared with Vision of Hope, one of the organization’s in-country partners. Vision of Hope is a non-profit that provides a safe space for vulnerable girls to live and learn. Through collaboration with Girl Scout Troop #40732 and others, modzi hopes to empower young girls in both countries, and encourage them to think about the lives of their international peers.
modzi is excited for these young girls to share this unique learning opportunity. By communicating with students from a different part of the world, both groups will discover commonalities, learn from differences, develop cross-cultural communication skills, broaden perspectives, and strengthen understandings of the world around them.