March sees the introduction of our e-friends project being piloted with Gubbio, in Italy.
Like the pen pals of old, e-friends aims to connect like minded individuals to exchange news, views and information about each other’s countries via the medium of the internet.
There has been an enthusiastic response from members with 15 couples and 2 single individuals keen to take part. Everyone has provided profiles, and these will now be matched, via our Gubbio twin town association, with interested people there.
We hope this is the first step towards an exchange of details and the start of new friendships that will help enrich our Association’s connections with our twin towns.
This pilot is for over 18’s only but while it is developing we are also working on facilitating a similar scheme between our secondary schools here and Lycees in Salon de Provence. We hope that this will enable young people to take part under the umbrella of our schools and help with their language practice as well!
We intend to extend e-friends to our other twin towns in due course so keep checking in to see how the scheme is developing.
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