Aug. 15, 2013
74 members of CFP came to the Peace Boat for a symbolic peace ceremony. They were CFP teens, including a strong presence from the CFP camp teens, and members of the CFP Parents and Friends Association. The teens presented a military helmet planted with flowers to the Hibakusha (the atom bomb survivors) traveling on the Peace Boat. In attendance was the mayor of Limassol, Mr. Andreas Christou, who congratulated all those involved in CFP. The CFP helmet will be on permanent display on the Peace Boat between two CFP t-shirts, photos, as well an explanation of the meaning of the event for all to see wherever the Peace Boat sails.
Earlier in the day, 24 CFP teens joined the Hibakusha and other travelers on the Peace Boat for lunch in Nicosia.
Nov. 21, 2010
For about 10 days before the Peace Boat’s arrival in Cyprus, CFP coordinator, Cise Sakalli, and Margarita Lagou were on the Peace Boat making a number of presentations about Cyprus, CFP and the peace building work in general. Each of their presentations attracted audiences of more than 300 of the 800 persons on board!
About 25 mainly Japanese passengers from the Peace Boat met in Boghjalian restaurant in Nicosia with 8 CFP teens. The teens explained their experience with CFP, the various parts of the program in Cyprus and the USA, and how it had impacted their life and their families’ lives.
The Japanese, mainly via a translator, had many questions that included themes like how many others thought like our teens, what difficulties they are facing as young peace builders and what hopes they had for a solution to the Cyprus problem.
A total of 40 members of the CFP family were invited to the Boat for the evening event. These included teens from the 2009 and 2010 groups, parents and coordinators. After a guided tour, all were treated to a wonderful Japanese meal.
July 20, 2003
The Peace Boat first visited Cyprus on July 20, 2003. Some of our CFP coordinators were involved at that time. Here are some links related to that visit: