Thanks to Denise Lewis of Elkins Pointe Middle School for the photo and information about their special visitors last week:
On November 7th and 8th, Elkins Pointe welcomed 23 middle school students from Fukushima, Japan through the Kakehashi Project, a Japanese government-sponsored youth exchange program. The goal of this program is to promote a deeper mutual understanding among the people of Japan and the United States, as well as to cultivate wider perspectives for students who wish to play active roles at the global level in the future.
Elkins Pointe students and parents welcomed the Japanese students at a special ceremony in the school cafeteria. Honorable guests in attendance included Consul Sunaga from the Consulate General of Japan, Fulton County School Board President Ms. Schultz, and other community leaders. During their visit to the school and home-stay with local host families the Japanese students were able to directly experience American culture and family life.