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Wednesday, 11 May 2011

1000 Cranes for Hope and Prosperity

Hi everyone,

Just a note to inform you that JJETAA has delivered the 1000 cranes to Ambassador Yamaguchi at the Embassy of Japan, Jamaica. The project which was a brainchild of Maria Robinson was well done. The students from Convent of Mercy Alpha, who participated showed enthusiasm and love for the project. 

The promise to give the cranes was made at the AGM on March 26, 2011and we delivered on it. Congratulations to all members who helped in mobilising members, making cranes and share their love for the people of Japan. It was a great gesture and was well appreciated by the Ambassador and his staff. Two special sets of cranes: one in the Jamaican colours and the other like the Japanese Flag were the star of the afternoon and the ambassador gave them prominence in the lobby.

The Ambassador thank all those who helped in the project and encouraged Jamaicans to observe the process that Japan will be using to overcome the devastation which hit them in March of 2011. He said it is instructive that the Jamaican people who face similar natural disasters must pay attention to how other countries deal with reconstruction and development.

Those present for the event were 11 students from Alpha, Maria, Shawn, Megan and Chihiro. The presentation lasted about 15 minutes. The students had a blast and say they were happy to be there and will now take a new look at Japan.

Shawn Aarons

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