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Kupuna finally meet pen pals from Pearlridge Elementary School

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City and County of Honolulu Retired and Senior Volunteer Program began a pen-pal project with the sixth-grade class at Pearlridge Elementary School. On Friday, these kupuna volunteers and their school counterparts finally met in person.

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A smiling Hazel Sumile waves her hand in recognition of her pen pal. In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City and County of Honolulu Retired and Senior Volunteer Program began a pen-pal project with the sixth-grade class at Pearlridge Elementary School. On Friday, these kupuna volunteers had their annual luncheon with their school counterparts to finally meet in person.
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Pen pals Brenden Mohika, left, Richard Ching and Rocques Ewing.
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Pen pals Jean Suzuki, left, Tyler Phan and Kahiau Kitashima are penpals.
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Not knowing how each other looks like, kupuna find their pen pals after students give a description of themselves. The kupuna’s pen pal then raises their hand in recognition.
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Not knowing how each other looks like, kupuna find their pen pals after students give a description of themselves. Hazel Sumile waves her hand in recognition of her pen pal.
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Pen pals Aura Arios, left, Eve In and Skylar Waikiki.