Paper Cranes for Yuto

CCRSB News: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

After reading a story about Yuto, a previous Nova Scotia International Student Program participant, students from the We Act group at Hants North Rural High School came together to make origami paper cranes. Students from HNRH made over 700 paper cranes. They wanted to help NSISP reach their goal of sending 1000 paper cranes to Yuto, in his home country, Japan. The original post about the 1000 paper cranes for Yuto from the Nova Scotia International Student Program notes, “A Japanese legend promises if one were to fold 1000 origami paper cranes, they would be granted a wish by the gods.”

This act of kindness inspired others, across Chignecto-Central Regional School Board, to add to the number of cranes. To date, NSISP has collected cranes from international students, Canadian students, staff, and host families from Bible Hill Jr. High, Cobequid Educational Centre, Hants North Rural High, Northumberland Regional High School, and Pictou Academy. Other schools have paper cranes ready to deliver in January and some have chosen to find a local benefactor for their paper cranes.

A small act of kindness has great reach. Thank you to everyone who has generously given their time to help NSISP reach their goal to send origami cranes to Yuto.

Anyone that would like to contribute paper cranes for Yuto can ask their school to forward them to Chignecto-Central International Student Program. Or, consider someone in your own community who may benefit from the well wishes of 1000 paper cranes. A small act of kindness has great reach. Thank you to everyone who has helped spread kindness around the world with this small act.