The School of Management (SOM) recently raised awareness and money for the Yale Japan relief efforts through the 1000 Cranes Project.
Students, faculty and staff came together April 11-14 to create origami cranes.
An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury.
The creation of 1000 origami cranes symbolized SOM’s care for the Japanese people who suffered a loss from the earthquake and the community’s wish for them to recover.
Among those who participated in the project were SOM employees (from left) Taber Lightfoot, Elaine Vivero, and Dianne Gamache, shown here learning how to fold the intricate creatures from first-year SOM student Ken Miwada.
The completed cranes were strung and hung outside SOM’s Hall of Mirrors.
The School of Management community recently joined together for a fundraising effort to aid the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The "1000 Cranes Project" — based on a Japanese legend promising that anyone who folds a thousand cranes will be granted a wish — symbolized the community's wish that the Japanese people recover from the devastating events.