OAKLAND -- The San Leandro-based Women's Federation for World Peace will present an afternoon of African and Japanese culture at the Hina Doll and Koinobori Festival on April 20.

The fundraiser will feature a variety of cultural experiences, including African food and dance, a Japanese Tea Ceremony and a viewing of "Dreams" by renowned Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa.

Women's Federation for World Peace is helping support a K-12 school in Mozambique. The Sun of Mozambique School was established by volunteers the Women's Federation for World Peace in 1995. Since then, the school has grown from one class of 45 children to a junior high and high school with 606 students. Over 7,000 students have graduates from the school over the past 17 years.

Proceeds from the event will go toward buying the school two copy machines to allow educators to provide students learning materials and textbooks. A portion of the proceeds will also benefit a local organization serving children.

The festival will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at 13525 Campus Drive, Oakland.

Tickets range from $20 for adults to $5 for small children. For more information call 510-969-8275.



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