Aug 7, 2019

Date set for invitation tour for 2019!

Photo of the tour in 2018
Photo of the tour in 2018

Dear supporters,

Thank you  for your continous support.  

Summer is here, and MORIUMIUS is full of children gathering from all over the world.

We are getting ready ready to organize another invitation tour from Kumamoto.  Date is set for October 12 through 14.  We have started to work with the local partners in Kumamoto.  Both local city's board of Education as well as non profit working for children's education have started to advertise the tour in October.  We will keep you updated with the  tour.

Thursday, July 18 was our fourth anniversary.  Celebration started with 30 kg big  blue fin tuna slicing it with children  gathered for this occations.  Four years was fast, since opening its door in 2015, MORIUMIUS has recieved over 6,000 guests.  Although we have gained experiences with  children in nature together with locals, revitalization of the community is still far.  Locals are finally back to their houses after the construction of permanent  houses have finished this year.  We believe community design will take place in the next few years and MORIUMIUS will be taking part of the long journey to create brighter future.  Thank you for believing to our cause and showing your support.

Our prime summer program has started from July 27.  Everyweek, group of children gathed from not only Japan but also from abroad will  spend time in the nature, with local people to learn about sustainability as well as local culture including natural disaster.  From fisherman to storyteller, local residents will be working with us to share local culture and their experiences from tsunami in 2011 as well as how they have lived their lives since then.  We will work hard to provide valuable learnings for children and to revilatize the community.

Warm regards,
Cooked Peruvian cuisine with chef in 2018
Cooked Peruvian cuisine with chef in 2018
MORIUMIUS fourth anniversary!
MORIUMIUS fourth anniversary!
Jul 22, 2019

Getting ready for exciting season!

Season for rice planting
Season for rice planting

Dear supporter,

Thank you always for your support.  As the season passes from spring to summer, MORIUMIUS is getting ready to receie yet another exciting season with children.

In June, local elementary school students gathered to plant rice to MORIUMIUS' rice field.   Our rice field uses recycle waste water from our center.  Since the town Ogatsu is by the ocean, rice fields are rare to see in this community.  Students were excited to get into the rice field with bare foot.  Local organic rice farmer joined to demonstrate and teach students how to plant rice.  These rice will grow until October to harvest.

Thursday, July 18 was our fourth anniversary.  Celebration started with 30 kg big blue fin tuna slicing it with children gathered for this occations.  Four years was fast, since opening its door in 2015, MORIUMIUS has received over 6,000 guests.  Although we have gained experiences with children in nature together with locals, revitalization of the community is still far.  Locals are finally back to their houses after the construction of permanent houses have finished this year.  We believe community design will take place in the next few years and MORIUMIUS will be taking part of the long journey to create brighter future.

Our prime summer program will be starting from July 27.  One week, children gathering from domestically as well as internationally will be spending time in nature learning how to live sustainably.  There will be many interactions with local communities.  From fisherman to storyteller, local residents will be receiving children to share local culture and experienes from tsunami in 2011. 

Thank you again for your  continous support.

Rice farmer giving instructions
Rice farmer giving instructions
Beautiful sunny day for rice planting!
Beautiful sunny day for rice planting!
Celebrating our fourth anniversary
Celebrating our fourth anniversary
Apr 2, 2019

Getting ready to organize another tour

Dear supporter,
2018 was another special year for us, going into third year in operation receiving over one thousand children locally as well as internationally.  
Eight years have past since the disaster in 2011.  The city have built a memorial in Ogatsu where former local hospital was there.  There was a memorial service on March 11 for the victims of tsunami.  We have been in operation for over three years, and helping the community for close to eight years.  Permanent houses are finally completed, people are starting to move back to their own community.  Ten meter concrete wall have been constructed to cover the bay to prevent another giant tsunami if in case it happens.  The city is finalizing plan to create agricultural park in the center of Ogatsu.  Things are slowly developing, finally going into a next fase.  We are trying to take part in this plan so that children have more opportunities to learn and to be part of the community. 
 
We have organized third invitation tour of Kumamoto children last fall, participating to our three day holida weekend program.  Working with acclaimed chef who have worked in Italy, Spain, and Peru, provided unique time to cook food using local ingredients.  They seemed happy to be away from the disaster area, seemed relaxed and enjoyed spending time with other children.  
We are going to start preparing for another invitational tour this fall.  As Tohoku region becoming leader in reconstruction from disaster, I feel that we will keep trying to invite children from other disaster areaso that the children invited can feel the energy of reconstruction and empower them.
Thank you again for your support.  Without it, we would not be able to provide unique learning opportunities as well as interaction to local communities.  I hope to grow and continue this great venture so that the community will revitalize through education.
Warm regards,
Gentaro Yui
 
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