French American students get thanks across the sea

San Diego French American School fourth graders Thomas and Esteban and third grader Logan read the ‘Arigato’ messages from students from Higashi-Matsusima Elementary School, near Sendai.

The messages came after parents organized a charity event in June to support the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that hit the region of Tohoku, northern Japan. The proceeds raised during the sale of Japanese crafts and origami were used to provide the much needed books, school supplies, social activities and moral support to Japanese children.