Japan Emergency NGO (JEN)

We put our utmost efforts into restoring a self-supporting livelihood both economically and mentally to those people who have been stricken with hardship due to conflicts and disasters. We do so promptly, precisely, and flexibly by fully utilizing local human and material resources, considering this the most promising way to revitalize the society.
Aug 23, 2016

Delivered Bathing Kits

JEN staff provided bathing kits
JEN staff provided bathing kits

Many of the earthquake survivors lost all their belongings, even though it was little things for example bathing goods. Hygiene-related support for them will become essential since the rainy season is approaching in Kumamoto where well-known for humid and hot weather is.

JEN delivered sixty sets of bathing kits consist of shampoo, soap and so on provided by a corporate partner,  who specialises cosmetics and skin care products, to a community center in the Nishi Ward of Kumamoto City.

As of May, about sixty people were living in the community center. Unlike young people who could move around by their own, elderly people had little opportunities of taking a bath since the earthquake due to the health problems. The kits were useful for them as a shower facility was set up in the community center at the end of the month. In the centre, one of staff who supported the survivors said delightfully “the bathing goods are very useful”.

JEN will continue supporting the survivors’ live safely and healthily.

JEN staff was explaining what the kits were
JEN staff was explaining what the kits were
Aug 12, 2016

World Health Day

The celebration stage
The celebration stage

Iraq celebrated the World Health Day, an event held in the country every year. JEN was invited to this year’s event and distributed posters and brochures with pictures of JEN’s contribution to Iraq society as well as hygiene materials provided to schools.

The representative of sports activities made the opening remark. There were a lot of questions about JEN’s activity during Q & A sessions of the ceremony.  Also, the Ministry of Education in Baghdad provided an occasion of children’s drama and poem reading which aims to raise awareness of maintaining hygienic environments.

At the end of the event, JEN received acknowledgement and praise from the event’s participants and a letter of appreciation from the Ministry of Education. This is because JEN has dedicated to improve the local people’s health and hygiene. In fact, our project for the health and hygiene improvement is not only in the local, but also in an IDP camp.

In the camp, JEN staff facilitating discussion with CHPs (community hygiene promoter) group. The agenda is for example, hygiene kits distribution in the summer and its issues. The issue is especially considered how the promoters will operate smoothly at an occasion of the distribution. Also, the CHPs are a group of the camp residents and they work as volunteer for maintenance of the hygienic environment in the camp.

The kids stage of a drama
The kids stage of a drama
The promoters
The promoters' meeting
Aug 12, 2016

THE ROAD

The magazine distribution
The magazine distribution

In October 2014, JEN started a journalism workshop to train young people whose basic writing skills. Four-parts of the workshop covered: basic grammar; interviewing techniques; reporting techniques, and ethics of journalism. The workshop also taught professional news- and story-writing and interviewing skills to participants between 15-24 years old in response to the repeated interest expressed by them.

Once the participants completed the 4-series course, they applied for the skills learned to collect stories for next issues of the magazine under the mentorship of JEN’s professional editors and journalists.  At the same time, the editors guided the participants through the editing process of their own articles, and the graphic designers worked together to develop the magazine design. The participants worked under supervising of the mentors and they were creating issues, at which point, they were qualified as an independent journalist for the magazine. The workshop participants received a certificate and they were invited as volunteer journalists to contribute to the magazine going forward to further hone their writing skills. Also, most of the participants have been from the youth community.

THE ROAD, the magazine has been named, is a refugee magazine of the Syrians, by the Syrians and for the Syrians.

April2016, THE ROAD turned 2 years since the first issue came out and we have enjoyed seeing 63 refugees become journalists through the development of the magazine.The last month, we selected two journalists for the best articles of the month awards.

You can see a picture that shows sometimes they do meetings under the blue sky.  

We hope more refugees who will join the team to spread the voices of the refugees in and out of the camp in the upcoming months and years.In fact, THE ROAD does not suddenly flourish its success and the magazine creation is aimed to train young stars in the refugee camp.

One of the journalists completed the workshop shows his determination: we are fully aware of our responsibility as the professional journalists and so we keep to spread information that is needed by the residents in the camp. The member of the team has committed to objectivity, accuracy and professionalism and we will not use our profession for wrong purpose.”

The meeting under the sky
The meeting under the sky
The staff meeting
The staff meeting
 
   

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