Thank you always for your support.
Partnership with local Ogatsu Elementary school is developing. Every month, students visit MORIUMIUS for a day in order to participate to our programs. Through those porgrams, they are able to feel/ sense how we can live sustainably with nature as well as gain proud of their community and environment. In February, students had a chance to present about their town Ogatsu to students from University of Hong Kong. University of Hong Kong send students over to Tohoku to learn about the disaster i 2011, and how people are living their lives since then. Children seemed to be very proud to talk about their home town, and students from University of Hong Kong were excited to hear and learn about the community.
In January, children from ROCKET Project stayed at MORIUMIUS. They are a group of children with unique talents/ abilities who do not wish to go to school. This project is organized by Tokyo University, in order to provide cutting edge learning opportunities for children in their own interest. This year, children who have strong interest in history came to research on the history of Ogatsu. Everyday, children went to homes of locals, to listen to their stories. Some children were able to hear about war days back in 16th century. As much as children were excited to hear those stories, locals were also very excited to share the history of their community.
Harvard Business School took a tour to MORIUMIUS three years in a row, this year with over sixty students and faculty members. It was a part of their Immersive Field Course, learning from Tohoku and entreprenuers in Tokyo. They seemed to enjoy the nature as well as touched by stories of what happened in 2011.
In March, fifteen children from foster homes in Tokyo and in Fukushima stayed for one week at MORIUMIUS. This tour was organized to invite children living in difficult conditions, to provide opportunities to go out from their homes to gain experiences in nature. They were so excited to be here in the nature, interacting with locals. Also, we have created assessment to measure learning values at MORIUMIUS.
We are happy to receive children as well as universities to provide unique opportunities in nature, in a still recovering community. Without your help, we would not be able to achive goals, providing sustainable learning opportunities to children and revitalize the community devastated by tsunami of 2011. I would like to ask for your continuous support.
Ogatsu elementary school children making miso
Presentation of Ogatsu to University of Hong Kong
Harvard Business School visiting local shrine
Rocket Project children starting fire to cook rice