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Conducing peace education through a picture book
The City of Ormoc, which joined Mayors for Peace in July, is implementing peace education utilizing a picture book “Paper Crane Journey”. The book is about Sadako Sasaki, a young girl from Hiroshima who died of radiation-induced leukemia ten years after the atomic bombing. While she was in the hospital, she folded paper cranes to make her wish to get better come true.
A Hiroshima-based nonprofit organization ANT-Hiroshima has been translating this book into foreign languages and recently completed a Visayan version, one of the main languages in the region. With the help of ANT-Hiroshima, Ormoc’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Education Ministry, copies of this book have been donated to all the elementary schools in the city.
The city organized a peace poster contest and a peace essay contest for local junior high school students who have read this book and donated one of the prize-winning works to Hiroshima. The City of Ormoc intends to promote various peace initiatives to pass down the message of peace to younger generation.
(Photos Coutesy of ANT-Hiroshima)