There was another support activity conducted at an after-school club last Saturday. Every Saturday since March 2011, we have been conducting childcare activities. Volunteers from coastline communities, Morioka City, and other areas in Iwate Prefecture, as well as those came from various parts of Japan and abroad have carried on this good work. In the beginning, some children dashed themselves against our staff, while others built walls around to avoid interaction. However, as time has passed, the children and volunteer staff have developed good relationships. Spending quality time with those children who will stay and grow in the earthquake-hit coastline communities is extremely important. Please continue to pray for and […]
kobayashi_radio.mp3 This is a recorded radio broadcast of an interview conducted at a market for supporting those affected by the earthquake, which was held in front of Kyoto City Hall at year-end 2011. Our staff Satoshi Kobayashi took part in the market. Although the sound quality is not great as it was recorded directly from a cell phone, it is clear enough to be understood. If you missed, please listen by clicking the link above. (Recorded by: Fumiaki Otsuka)
In this week, the Ofunato Team is engaged in support activities in Ofunato, Takata and Kesennuma. The photos were taken at a facility for the handicapped called “Suzuran-to-Katatsumuri no Kai (Lily of the Valley and Snail Association)” by a team member who visited the facility yesterday. Please continue to pray for and support people living along the coast line and the local staff.
In Taro District, our staff successfully completed the construction work on the entrance floor of a temporary store, which started last week. We also held cafés at various locations in Miyako City, hosting knitting workshops and other events to deepen relationships with the residents there. These activities will continue over the coming weeks.
The team left on Tuesday is actively serving in Miyako City’s Taro district and its neighboring areas. Its activities includes: visits to temporary housing units, children’s centers and isolated evacuees, and educational support. Tomorrow on Thursday, the team will open a “Stew Café” at the Yamaya Temporary Housing Complex. 火曜出発のチームが宮古市田老地区等で活動しています。仮設訪問、児童館訪問、在宅避難者宅訪問や教育支援などで活躍中です。明日、木曜は山田町山谷仮設でのシチューカフェを予定しています。 火曜出発のチームが宮古市田老地区等で活動しています。仮設訪問、児童館訪問、在宅避難者宅訪問や教育支援などで活躍中です。明日、木曜は山田町山谷仮設でのシチューカフェを予定しています。 火曜出発のチームが宮古市田老地区等で活動しています。仮設訪問、児童館訪問、在宅避難者宅訪問や教育支援などで活躍中です。明日、木曜は山田町山谷仮設でのシチューカフェを予定しています。 火曜出発のチームが宮古市田老地区等で活動しています。仮設訪問、児童館訪問、在宅避難者宅訪問や教育支援などで活躍中です。明日、木曜は山田町山谷仮設でのシチューカフェを予定しています。
Relief activities continued during the year-end and New Year holidays primarily in Ofunato and Rikuzentakada Cities, including visiting temporary housing units and deemed temporary housing accommodations (rented at residents’ own expense) and distributing support items. In this New Year, we remain committed to conducting support activities in which we strive to feel, understand and meet the needs of people in the affected areas. We recently added short (one month) and long-term (one year) staff. If you have specific needs or request, please contact us. Our team will leave Morioka tomorrow for Miyako City and Yamada-machi. Together with local staff, we will visit in-house refugees, temporary housing units and elementary schools, […]