Like pen pals for the 21st Century, Picture Pals is a chance to share and create art through stories and technology between Pittsburgh and Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Picture Pals, a project of Haitian Families First, is a modern approach to pen pals that allows young students in Pittsburgh to learn about media, art and technology while connecting with fellow students in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The program is an inter-cultural awareness, communication and education project that provides an exciting opportunity for students to explore each other’s worlds, opening up frank discussions about issues like socio-economics, race relations, political landscaping and health and wellness in these two, very different places. Inspired by these discussions, students have a chance to create and trade art to be showcased in galleries in both cities and shared with each other (and the world beyond) online.

Picture Pals was last modified: October 18th, 2013 by Matt Hannigan