Intrepid Travel has launched a new pen pal programme pairing children of agents cooped up under lockdown with disadvantaged youngsters in Morocco, and other countries around the world.
The scheme will connect kids in the UK and Ireland with girls supported by the Intrepid Foundation-backed Education For All (EFA) scheme, and children of staff working for Intrepid Operations in destinations ranging from Myanmar and Egypt to Croatia and Peru.
Children of agents aged six to 18 will be encouraged to take part and make new friends by swapping letters online to learn about different cultures and how other countries are dealing with Covid-19.
Zina Bencheikh, Intrepid managing director EMEA, said, “During these challenging times, we wanted to show our support to our agent friends, many of whom we know are working under demanding and high-pressure circumstances, as well as those affected in other ways by the pandemic like many girls in Morocco.
"By launching the Intrepid Pen Pal Programme, our hope is that we can continue to stay connected even in isolation, and regardless of our geographical or economic circumstances.
"We want to create some positivity in the current climate by engaging with our agents and community partners through unique and light-hearted activities like the pen pal programme that resonate in these difficult times and hopefully suit individual, as well as business needs.”