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
Sebastopol World Friends Facebook Page
Sebastopol World Friends Blog
Sebastopol World Friends recently returned home from their trip to Takeo City, Japan in which 18 middle school students, three chaperones and 12 adults from the community visited the town’s sister city to celebrate the 31st year in unity.
“It shows other ways of being in the world,” Sebastopol Councilmember Patrick Slayter, who attended as the city’s liaison, said. “That’s a really important lesson learned only through the exchange.”read more
Speakers for the 2015-16 Adult and Student Delegations will share their experiences on Tuesday, April 19th at 6pm at City Hall, Sebastopol; you are invited to come hear what they have to say!
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)