Because of the COVID-10 pandemic, the 2021 Annual Dinner was held online on Zoom. An unexpected benefit was that many of our friends from Sakai were able to attend the meeting.
Two videos were shown at the event:
- Video Slide Show: 2019 Student Exchange (Sakai Students visit Berkeley)
- Video Slide Show: 2020 Kindergarten Art
We have released them here on our website for your enjoyment.
Our newest Board Member, Forest Borie, a teacher at Longfellow Middle School, is very interested in setting up a Pen Pal program between Berkeley 7th grade students and similar-aged Sakai students. His idea is for students to exchange letters containing drawings/stories about everyday life to help promote understanding and friendships, and to practice language skills. We are currently looking for an equivalent to a "Forest Borie" in Sakai who would be interested in starting such a program.