e-Buddies in Action!
Each month, we are happy to take the time to highlight a school or agency that is involved in e-Buddies. Our hope is that this will be an opportunity to share some of the challenges and triumphs encountered through group participation in e-Buddies!
This month we spoke with Donna of Widener Memorial School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
How long has your group been involved in e-Buddies?
The students have been members since November of 2007
How many members are currently matched with e-Buddies?
We have four matched members this year.
What are some key challenges you have faced and overcome?
The only thing that holds us up is the student's scheduled activities. Between our required class work and ballroom dance classes, which they are having a break from right now we work in contacting our e-Buddies during the week.
How do you make e-Buddies work with your group?
By trying to make a concerted effort to schedule opportunities for the students to contact members and encourage them to contact them at home as well.
What have your group members gained by participating in e-Buddies?
Through the e-Buddies program, the students have had the chance to get online more; gain the friendship of others and learn more about other locations, culture, and their peers. They also enjoyed being matched with their buddies.
Do you work with a group of e-Buddies participants? We'd love to feature your group here! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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