Tag Archives: exchange

Meet Adnan, our pen-pal friend in Nijmegen!

18 Feb


My name is Adnan. I am ten years old. My hobbies are soccer and playing on my computer. I have a very sweet family who I love the most in the whole world. They are the most important people in my life. I am from Somalia.

Adnan Says Hi! from Nijmegen

What is your name?  And what are your hobbies? How are you? Do you have enough food and drinks? If you haven’t we could send you some nice things. And do you have nice and strong clothing? Otherwise we could send you some. Could you send me a nice picture of you and your family? Are you being friendly to your parents? I am. Chicken is what I like most to eat. When I grow up I would like to be secret agent.



Our friends in the Netherlands!

17 Feb

Today we will introduce you to the other side of the exchange project. You have started to get to know our Pittsburgh side, but here is more about our Nijmegen side! This post will focus on the project facilitators and instructors in Nijmegen… so,



Daryo says Hello from Nijmegen!

My name is Daryo. Together with Anne and Tamara I am teaching eight Somalian children in Nijmegen (the Netherlands). We are helping them with their Dutch reading in understanding problems. Four of eight kids wrote letters so far [featured in the following posts].  Some of them asked  questions, others are just very curious about who you are, where you live and how you are doing. These kids are aged from ten till eleven.

Kind regards from the Netherlands,


[Daryo is our English-Dutch translator extraordinaire for the project in addition to helping facilitate the project with his lovely students!]

Thank you Daryo, Anne, and Tamara! We appreciate your collaboration with us here in Pittsburgh and we cannot wait to respond to your letters!,

Anne says Hello from Nijmegen!

Tamara says Hello from Nijmegen!

Love from the Pittsburgh crew.