To support rebuilding local communities and learning/playing opportunities for children in tsunami-affected areas, through the following activities.
1. Provide safe meaningful learning/playing opportunities for children in elementary and middle school after school hours
2. Provide safe learning opportunities for children under age 6 and build communities for mothers
3. Provide special learning opportunities for children in conjunction with individuals/organizations that have contents/methods
By the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, children's education in the area is facing considerable degree of challenges as learning and playing opportunities were severely damaged; school fields /playgrounds are now used for temporary housing complexes, parks became reconstruction bases. Many school programs can't be delivered due to severely damaged educational facilities and equipment. These situations have taken away children's quality learning opportunities.
The direct benefits of this project will be recovery of quality, safe learning opportunities for children under age 14 in Ishinomaki City and his/her family. As the project will also contribute rebuilding communities both within temporary housing complexes and broader communities tied through sports, young and old local citizens will also gain the benefits from the project.
Through the one-week Academy Camp with full of stimulating programs, our children came back with excitements, growth and smiles. Teachers/parents are grateful for Project YUI for making this happen. - Teachers at Akagi Elementary School, teachers who sent their students to Academy Camp
Total Funding Received to Date: $18,270
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $61,730
Total Funding Goal: $80,000