Japanese Peace Boat visits Foodbank SA

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March 16, 2018

Foodbank SA were so pleased to host a delegation of Peace Boat travellers along with interpreters at our Edwardstown facilities. The group participated in a tour of the site followed by volunteer activities such as preparing Easter packs and other tasks.

Peace Boat is a Japan-based international non-governmental and non-profit organization that works to promote peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development and respect for the environment.

Peace Boat carries out its main activities through a chartered passenger ship that travels the world on peace voyages. This trips theme: ‘Making Waves’.

‘Making Waves’ is a speaking tour featuring nuclear survivors from Japan and Australia, travelling aboard Peace Boat’s voyage to Australia during the period 24 January – 6 February 2018. The Tour was a collaboration between Peace Boat and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, in connection with local organisations in each city.

The people of Japan and Australia have experienced the impacts of the nuclear fuel chain, from the tragic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, to nuclear testing on Aboriginal land in Western and South Australia, uranium mining and radioactive contamination following the Fukushima reactor melt-down.

Peace Boat present Foodbank with a momento

Peace Boat volunteer at Foodbank SA

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