To nurture and strengthen the bonds of the sister city relationship between the Cities of Portland, Maine and Shinagawa-Ku, Japan. To encourage by the example of this specific friendship, better cooperation and understanding between peoples which is the foundation of world peace.
The Friends of Shinagawa support and help organize cultural, educational and sports exchanges and the hosting of reciprocal visits and exchanges that allow for regular interaction.
If you would like more information on ways to participate in this Sister City program and exchanges, please contact us at:
Friends of Shinagawa
P.O. Box 18168
Portland, ME 04112
Started in 2000, Konbit Sante Cap-Haitien Health Partnership's mission is to save lives and improve health care by building local capacity for Haitians to care for Haitians. Konbit Sante believes the key to improving health in northern Haiti involves making long-term improvements to the public health system. To that end, Konbit Sante volunteers and staff work in collaboration with Haitian clinicians and administrators to build local capacity in all aspects of the health system - from door-to-door community outreach programs, to strengthening community health centers, to improving care at the regional referral/teaching hospital. Haiti, with a population of 8.6 million people, is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. In Haitian Creole, a konbit is a traditional Haitian method of working together to till your friends' fields as well as your own - working together toward a common goal. The word sante means health.
To promote exchanges between the peoples of Greater Portland Maine and the City of Archangel in Northwest Russia; to provide opportunities for Russians and Americans to share time, ideas, and the best of our communities; to bring true friendship and understanding to our peoples; and to improve the chances for world peace through citizen diplomacy.
To enhance the understanding of Hellenism in general, including but not limited to Hellenic ideals, Greek language, culture, education, and to assist in any way universities, schools, organizations and individuals with research, resources and guidance relating to the foregoing.
For more information contact:
Mary Snell, President of the Hellenic Society of Maine, at firstname.lastname@example.org