Our hearts and minds reach across the distance to be with our friends in Chyhyryn and all of Ukraine at this time of peril.
We wish for their safety and for peace.
At this juncture, should you wish to help, the best way is through monetary donations.
World Peace, One Friend at a Time
Sebastopol World Friends is a City of Sebastopol commissioned non-profit service group which is totally volunteer driven. Our mission 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 two sister cities Takeo, Japan (formerly Yamauchi), and Chyhyryn, Ukraine. We also engage with our community through a variety of events and cultural activities, and offer opportunities to host visitors and travel to our sister cities. We are a member of Sister Cities International.
Our Motto is: World Peace, One Friend at a Time.
News & Updates
Please Join Sebastopol World Friends for a lunch in Support of our Sister City Chyhyryn on the 2nd anniversary of the full scale invasion of Ukraine on Saturday February 24, 2024 at 1:00 pm at Sonoma Wine Shop & La Bodega, 2295 Gravenstein Hwy S. Sebastopol, CA We...
SAVE THE DATE! Friendship Celebration – Where Sushi Meets Borsch Saturday, April 20. 2024 3-5pm Enmanji Buddhist Temple Memorial Hall. Sebastopol Stay tuned for more details. We look forward to seeing you!
February 2, 20247-9pmThe Sebastopol Grange6000 Sebastopol Avenue, Sebastopol CA Please join us and meet the delegation of six professionals from Ukraine, visiting Sebastopol through the Open World Program. Open World is a congressionally sponsored program that brings...
Sebastopol’s sister city in Ukraine, Chyhyryn, has been spared war-related damage and destruction but they are affected nonetheless. Thousands of Internally Displaced Persons have fled other areas of Ukraine and settled in Chyhyryn. Sebastopol World Friends has...
After the 3-year break, we are excited to bring our student exchange program back! Sebastopol World Friends invites Sebastopol students and their families to learn about the 2024-2025 exchange program with our sister city, Takeo, Japan. 7th and 8th grade students who...
Sixteen student ambassadors and three chaperones successfully completed their 10-day homestay in Takeo in July 2023. Since their original trip scheduled for March 2020 was canceled due to the pandemic, the delegation waited for 3.5 years to reunite with their sister...
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