Upon an educational trip to South Africa, I learned about many injustices and hardships so many people have to face. I worked with families that live on less than a dollar a day. During my six week stay, I taught high school students about HIV/AIDS, rape, teen pregnancy, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, TB, alcohol abuse, STIs and other issues which are not talked about in South Africa. My students in South Africa were so eager to learn. It was very hard leaving them to come back to America. My project is a penpal program called "Positive Strokes." I want more students in America to know what is going on in the rest of the world. I have started a program which connects my students in South Africa to students in America by use of writing and letters. So far, I have talked to many people in America about this project. My principal at the school in South Africa is very excited about the program. Currently I am waiting on funds to get the program started. People in South Africa do not have money to send postage, therefore I am fundraising to help them. I am presenting to local charities about this program. I am also collecting supplies such as pens, pencils, paper and envelopes from teachers cleaning out their classrooms for summer. Students here in America who are aware of this program are very excited about it and want to learn more about the people and students in South Africa.