OUR STORY

Our Friends Afar is a unique way to educate, inspire, and expose children to different customs and lifestyles around the world. We offer various products that teach children about other cultures and different aspects of travel. Our multi-disciplinary tools inspire cultural awareness and acceptance of diversity. All of our products are designed to be interactive, educational, and FUN, while promoting learning, curiosity, creativity, and travel.

Each of our products follow the adventures of siblings, Sunshine and Boomer, two quirky kids who are traveling the world with their parents. All of our products subtly generate talking points for you to discuss with your little ones. Some of these points include: culture, race, diversity, language, geography, food, poverty, and kindness. These subjects are targeted through games associated with the alphabet, numbers, colors, lines, drawing, mazes, puzzles, word searches, categorization, crafts, sensory play, and more.

The aim of Our Friends Afar is to teach children that although we are all different and unique, we are all the same. It’s our belief that open-minded and empathetic children lead to a more peaceful, loving, and connected future. THIS is our goal!

Meet Sunshine​

Hi! I’m Sunshine and I’m 8 years old. I love adventures, especially traveling adventures, which is perfect because our family travels A LOT. It’s so fun meeting new friends around the world and learning about different places and cultures. I hope you’ll join us.

Meet Boomer

Hi! I’m Boomer and I’m 6 years old. I love adventures too. My favorite part of traveling is trying all of the fun foods, especially the crazy weird ones that my friends at home haven’t heard of. The grosser, the better. See you at our next adventure!

Download Sunshine & Boomer for Free

Download your own Sunshine and Boomer for free! Cut them out, color them, and take pictures of them on your adventures.

Be sure to share your photos with us by tagging @ourfriendsafar on Instagram and using the hashtag #ourfriendsafar for a chance to be featured on our social networking platforms!

Download Sunshine & Boomer for Free

Download your own Sunshine and Boomer for free! Cut them out, color them, and take pictures of them on your adventures.

Be sure to share your photos with us by tagging @ourfriendsafar on Instagram and using the hashtag #ourfriendsafar for a chance to be featured on our social networking platforms!

Some of our International Friends Afar

This is Kimsan and Youthea,
some of our friends from
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

This is Sara and Isaac,
some of our friends from
Mexico City, Mexico

Vision

Create a cross-cultural community of open-minded people where peace and love are basic values, commonalities are celebrated, and connections are made.

Mission

To educate children using interactive and fun methods that encourage cultural awareness and acceptance of diversity. These methods will be designed to inspire learning, curiosity, creativity, and travel.

Learning Goals

Stacey

founder of Our Friends Afar

About Stacey

My name is Stacey and I am the founder of Our Friends Afar. Traveling the world and learning about other cultures is my passion. I am fascinated by how people live. I love seeing how different, yet similar we all are. I have an MBA in international business and so far, I’ve visited over 50 countries. In addition to country visits, I lived in Cambodia for almost four years! These experiences have expanded my worldview and changed my life for the better. I now have friends that I can call in almost every country. These global experiences and connections have led me to believe that people all over the world have a common set of values that connects us all: family, love, and compassion. Our Friends Afar is an expression of these beliefs and values. I feel like a true citizen of the world and want to share this opportunity with others.

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