Columbus High School welcomes Japanese visitors | Events
Students from Columbus High School (CHS) will be hosting 18 eighteen high schools students from Japan and their English teacher this week. The Japanese visitors will be giving a formal presentation at the Columbus State University Center for International Education on Friday, March 22 at 12:30 p.m.
The visit is part of the Kizuna project, which CHS became a part of last year. The primary purpose of the program is to work through young people to raise awareness of the long-term results of the earthquake and tsunami that caused so much damage to Japan on March 11, 2011.
In July of 2012, twenty-three students and two teachers from CHS visited Japan for thirteen days—the trip was entirely funded through the Kizuna project. Now, the American students are returning the hospitality, and giving Japanese students the opportunity to raise awareness for their cause.
In addition to their formal program, the Japanese visitors will participate in several activities during their time here, including a visit to Atlanta, and a Cottonmouths Hockey Game with tickets provided by AFLAC.