IsraAID is collaborating with Taylor Anderson Memorial Fund to set up a community center inIshinomaki, Japan.
The community space will be used to facilitate the on-going activities of supporting Ishinomaki's residents. It will allow IsraAID as well as other NPOs, to continue to have an impact on the local communities.
Here are some of IsraAID's programs that will take place in the center:·
The community center will host stress relief activities for Temporary housing residents as well as children and mothers group from Ishinomaki on a weekly basis,conducted by local NGO's, Community leaders and IsraAid therapists. Furthermore,the center can be used for training people to become effective therapists.·
Voices of Tohoku
Voices of Tohoku is a unique program aimed to produce an oral and visual history of interviews that will commemorate and honor the memory of the communities that experiences the disaster. The community center will serve as a location forconducting training for interviewers, filming interviews, and also as an exhibitgallery where the video archive will be displayed to visitors.·
Youth Leadership Program
We will provide professional leadership training and education programs to empower young individuals and promote economic rehabilitation in their local communities. These training sessions will be held at the community center, and the center can also be used as a hub for business collaborations, exchanging of ideas,and a place that will gather people for discussion.
About The Taylor Anderson Memorial Gift Fund
The fund commemorates an English teacher whose life was taken by the Tsunami in 2011. The purpose of the fund is to help students, schools and families in the Ishinomaki area recover from the earthquake and tsunami and to pursue Taylor’s dream of being a bridge between the U.S. andJapan.
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