Sebastopol and Takeo friends
U.S. Open World Program
World Peace, One Friend at a Time
One Friend at a Time
The mission of Sebastopol World Friends is to link Sebastopol with its sister cities through a variety of educational and cultural programs and to coordinate exchanges which will promote lasting friendships.
Sebastopol World Friends offers a changing array of programs connected to our sister city relationships with Takeo, Japan, and Chyhyryn, Ukraine. We also engage with our community through a variety of events and cultural activities, and offer opportunities to host visitors and volunteer.
Sebastopol World Friends & Project C.U.R.E
SEBASTOPOL WORLD FRIENDS is organizing a Project C.U.R.E. Fundraiser for our Sister City Chyhyryn, Ukraine
- Medical supplies and equipment for the hospital
- Project C.U.R.E. conducts assessment of needs before shipment
- AND follow-up training with hospital staff
OUR GOAL IS $25,000 — EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS
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Sebastopol World Friends Blog
In recognition of sixty years of global citizen diplomacy and peace-building efforts by communities around the world, the City of Sebastopol has declared that July 15, 2016 will be Sister Cities International Day. The dream of connecting one city with another by bonds...read more
The Board of Directors of Sebastopol World Friends gathered for a day of spirited discussion and laughter at our annual retreat early in June. Board members shared news and stories of their latest doings, delectable items for a lunchtime potluck, and their ideas about...read more
The Board of Directors of Sebastopol World Friends gathered for a day of spirited discussion and laughter at our annual retreat early in June. Board members shared news and stories of their latest doings, delectable items for a lunchtime potluck, and their ideas about the work of SWF and their visions for the future. We discussed the changes that organizations face over time, as the world around them changes, and our most important goals for the coming year. Some of those goals include: a successful fundraising drive in partnership with Project C.U.R.E. on behalf of the hospital in Chyhyryn (our sister city in Ukraine), as well as an adult delegation to Ukraine planned for sometime in 2017. In addition, this coming fall we will be starting another two year exchange cycle with Takeo (our sister city in Japan), and we are also looking toward broadening our Japanese program to include college student delegations. We at SWF are also envisioning bringing delegates from both our sister cities here to Sebastopol to engage in cultural events together.
What inspiring ideas or dreams do you have for sister city programs and events?
Please share them with us in the comments below!
Exact Date TBD
Meetings for Students and Families Interested in the 2017-18 Takeo Middle School Exchange
Informational meetings for students and families about the next middle school exchange cycle (2017-18) will be held at locations around Sebastopol, with details to be posted closer to the event.
September, 2016 (dates and locations to be announced)