SJA is partnering with Naoko (Origami YouTube: Fold It!) to teach us how to fold origami cranes, which are a symbol of hope and peace in Japan. The Japanese believe that by folding 1000 paper cranes, a wish will come true. This is based on the story of Sadako, a young girl who lived in Hiroshima during the nuclear bombing and eventually died of leukemia at the age of 12. 

To make this decoration with us at home, you will need the following:- Two pieces of origami or other paper cut into squares – one blue and one yellow (the colors of the flag of Ukraine)- Beads- Wire or string- Scissors – A Needle to string the beads and origami cranes .

** If you don’t have beads, you can can just string your origami cranes together with a needle and thread or leave them as they are. 

SJA will take some ornaments to the Ukrainian embassy in DC as a gesture of peace and goodwill.

Scan the QR code on the flyer or click here to register! Hope to see you there

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