CASTERTON Friendship Force members will celebrate the group’s 21st anniversary of its formation next Saturday, March 22.
Friendship Force was formed in Atlanta, USA, by former President Jimmy Carter, who said, “A World of Friends is a World of Peace.”
He believed people would make friends and learn about another country and culture by living in an overseas household for a short period to create better understanding and a chance of world peace.
Friendship Force International provides opportunities to explore new countries and cultures from the inside by bringing people together at the personal level. Through the signature program of home hospitality, local hosts welcome international visitors into their culture, sharing with them meals, conversation, and the best sights and experiences of their region.
Sydney Friendship Force will be the exchange visitors during the celebrations, along with members of Mt Barker and Mt Gambier.
Full story in the Casterton News on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.