Sue Mantle

Founder, Peace Crane Project, Author of The Complete Story of Sadako Sasaki
Santa Barbara, California, USA
Sue Mantle
Personal Achievement Award
Winner (2019)
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Sue DiCicco created the Peace Crane Project at the request of the United Nations International Day of Peace NGO in 2013. The project promotes world peace and raises awareness of the International Day of Peace on 21 September.


Sue wrote the book The Complete Story of Sadako Sasaki, the biography of a Japanese victim of the long-term effects of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima in 1945.


The Peace Crane Project invites every student on the planet to fold an origami crane, write a message of peace on its wings, and exchange it with another student somewhere in the world.


The Project builds friendships, strengthens hand-eye coordination and writing skills, teaches world geography, exposes students to new languages and cultures, creates global connections, and EMPOWERS YOUTH to make a difference in their community, country, and world.


Over 2,000,000 children have folded Cranes for Peace and have Peace Pals around the world. Peace Cranes are a visual statement that peace is possible, and it begins with each of us.