We’ll start by telling you the story of Sadako Sasaki…
Sadako was a Japanese girl who was exposed to radiation when the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima during World War II. She was later diagnosed with Leukaemia and heard a myth that making a thousand paper cranes will grant you one wish. On hearing this, she began folding 1000 origami cranes to be granted her wish of being healed. She unfortunately continued to grow weaker but importantly she never gave up hope.
In Sadako’s memory, origami cranes are now seen as a symbol of hope and peace across the globe.
Inspired by hearing this story and recognising the current challenges our world faces, two young sisters from the British International School HCMC primary school, Khanh Linh and Tu Anh decided they would take it upon themselves to make 1000 paper cranes just like Sadako. Their wish?