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The Peace Crane Project invites every student in the world to fold an origami crane, write a message of peace on its wings, then exchange it with another student somewhere in the world. Classrooms, teachers, students, schools, community groups, and individuals are welcome.

The Project gives students the opportunity to express themselves, learn basic geography, strengthen their writing skills, and improve their hand-eye coordination. Participants are exposed to other cultures, given the opportunity to hear new languages, and see the world through the eyes of others. Most importantly it empowers youth to make a difference in the world and inspires them to lead us all to a more peaceful future.

Have you heard the life story of Sadako Sasaki? Sadako was a young victim of war who folded paper cranes in hopes her wishes would come true. The popular version read and told in the USA is a novel, not her true story! Our new book The True Story of Sadako Sasaki, co-written by her older brother Masahiro Sasaki, is based on Masahiro’s memories of his sister and their childhood together. Masahiro is answering questions from students reading the book. Please check it out HERE.

In addition to the Peace Crane Project, this year we continue to host CRANES IN FLIGHT, hold our annual CREATIVE BOOK AWARDS, and have a new T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST. Please check out these activities as well!

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My students feel empowered to be helping Egyptian students learn English while they learn global collaboration skills. This is an exceptionally valuable student-centered global project!

April Keck-DeGennaro, Ph.D., Gifted Education Specialist, USA

It’s our third year of participation in this project and my students can’t imagine our future without it. We not only exchange paper cranes we also establish bridges between different countries and quite different cultures.

Nelli Porseva, Teacher of English and Vice Principal, Russia

An engaging and enriching experience for our students. We have now made further local connections as a result of the project which we look forward to linking with next year.

Jayne Porter, ESOL and International Team Lead, Scotland

This project has had a positive impact on not only the students but also the teachers at Silver Bay Elementary. Our fourth graders will not soon forget their mission to spread peace and hope to others, to live with a heart filled with love, or their passion to impact change.

Joy Danelson, Teacher, USA

By participating in the project my students have the opportunity to be in contact with children from countries they didn’t even know existed. This opens their minds and helps them understand that there are people who live so far away from us and they also care about Peace. My students learned to respect and accept the differences between people. Thank you for giving me the chance to be part of your great community of Peace crane exchange.

Melahrini Papardeli, Teacher, USA

OTHER THINGS WE’RE UP TO

T-SHIRT CONTEST – ENTER NOW!

CRANES TAKE FLIGHT – JOIN NOW!

CREATIVE BOOK AWARDS – ENTER NOW!

SING-A-LONG

POETRY SLAM

SMOCK PAPER SCISSORS

TINY CRANE CONTEST

A FEW OF OUR PARTICIPANTS

A BIG THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!