Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Postcard Project

Postcard Project

Hi everyone,

For the start of the school year I would like to build global awareness to my students.  To do this we will be doing a few different projects to gain understanding of the world outside Samoa. 

My students this year will be painting world maps for their classrooms.  By doing this they will learn about the different continents and countries than influence Samoa.  (It is amazing how many countries do, as they offer support in the form of volunteers or grants, or are used for imports.)

We will also continue to read English books from different countries.  By doing this, the students will have a better understanding of how life is in these other countries.  These picture books will help foster language development.

Finally, I would like to implement a postcard project.  For this, I would love to have your assistance!  The best way to learn about other places is from people.  I would love it if you could send a postcard from your hometown/country.  This way my students will have a picture to have a better understanding of your area, and whatever you would like to share about your home.  In return, one of my students will send a letter/postcard sharing about their life. 

If you would like to participate in this project, please send your postcards to:

Lillian Watson
Private Mail Box 7139
Salelologa, Savaii
Western Samoa
South Pacific

Thank you for your help!  I look forward to sharing all of you with my students. 

Lillian Watson, known as Lili



  1. 'Am sending a postcard now. Hope all is well with you.

    Paul's Mom,

  2. Hello Lillian, your blog is really nice and the stuff you do as a PCV is really great!

    I'm Rajko, from Montenegro, one of the smallest countries in Europe. I also have my blog: It's about my postcard collection. I managed to collect postcards from more than 190 countries, but I still miss Samoa. Could you please send me one postcard from there? Of course, I will send you back anything you would like to receive from Montenegro. I see you have Postcard Project here, I would be glad to send kids postcard of Montenegro. Several times I exchanged beautiful postcards with PCVs from different countries such as Tonga, Senegal...

    Thanks so much in advance! Postcard from there would make my day for sure! :)

    My email:

    Yours faithfully,