Support high school students in Tohoku

Oct 12, 2011

AMDA's sports exchnage program for young survivors

Sports Exchange for Haitian Children 2010
Sports Exchange for Haitian Children 2010

As AMDA's scholarship program in the disaster area has taken off, there has been a range of additional programs established in helping the young people to persevere this difficult time. 

In summer, a joint sports exchange program will be held in Soja City, Okayama, Japan.  Not only does it deepen the friendship and understanding between the students from afflicted sites and Soja City, the event uses soccer as a means of psychological care for the quake victims as well.  The program replicates the successful example of the sports exchange program held for Haitian Earthquake victims in 2010, the event which garnered children from Haiti, Dominican Republic and Japan.

Recently UN Development Programme has been focusing on advocacy and partnership-building, using sports to promote development and peace, and the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  In line with its philosophy AMDA hopes to set a benchmark for this kind of initiatives, pursing the role of sports in the realm of disaster rehabilitation.

AMDA will join hands with various donors, supporters and its chapters around the world to launch a range of programs for the disaster victims, not transiently but sustainably, to recoup the prosperous daily lives of the people in the afflicted regions.

 Please check the following website for more updated information on our activities


Project Message

AMDA’s principle is Sogo Fujo, a Japanese traditional value meaning a cycle of reciprocating assistance. I hope the students receiving this grant will be at the other end of assistance in the future.
- Dr. Shigeru Suganami, Dr., PhD., President of AMDA

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $3,399
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $56,601
Total Funding Goal: $60,000



Using sports as a means of disaster rehabilitation
Using sports as a means of disaster rehabilitation
Student exchange between Tohoku and Hiroshima
Student exchange between Tohoku and Hiroshima
Students in Tohoku sorting out relief supplies
Students in Tohoku sorting out relief supplies



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Akiko Yokoyama

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Okayama city, Okayama prefecture Japan

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