On May 7, 2014 UPF-Ukraine held a charity project in Kyiv Secondary School # 239. A group of volunteers from Japanese led by Ambassador for Peace Mrs. Nobuko Omori took part in the project. They came to Ukraine by invitation from Universal Peace Federation.
60 pupils of the 3rd grade took part in the project together with their teachers. Children gathered in the main hall of the school where Japanese volunteers held training named “Let’s make a crane for peace”. Nobuko Omori told children about special significance of paper cranes in Japan.
Children made two kinds of cranes – yellow and blue. They kept one for themselves and gifted another to Japanese guests for the garland of 1000 cranes.
Children were very grateful to guests from Japan and sang them a song about peace and unity. Japanese volunteers were very touched by children’s sincerity and in response sang famous Japanese song about love to Motherland.
Two days earlier, on May 5th, similar project was held in Special School # 10 of Darnytsa district of Kyiv city. Children sincerely greeted guests and joyfully helped each other to make paper cranes together with volunteers.