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.
May 10, 2016

The Kumamoto Earthquake Report

JEN staff proves bathing kids
JEN staff proves bathing kids

Not all but many of the earthquake victims’ serious issue is bathing due to recovering water works and its shortage.

 

After the quake, some could take a shower (or a bath), but some did not since 14th April. Therefore, JEN started bathing assistance. The service users are very exhausted and so nurses check their medical conditions such as blood pressure, body temperature and a physical condition and needs of extra assistance for bathing.

Due to the massive quakes, the victims lost many necessities (see out previous report, the necessities became piles of rubbish) and so they do not have soap, shampoo and conditioner, and towels.

 

As a result of our bathing assistance, the service users showed smiles.

A lady have a medical check
A lady have a medical check
A bathtub for elderly and disable people
A bathtub for elderly and disable people
May 2, 2016

A report from JEN emergency support team

Piles of rubbish
Piles of rubbish

A report from JEN emergency support team.

The picture shows piles of waste that used to be the victims’ household items.

According to the team (as of 17th April), the victims’ needs on the ground were NFIs (Non-Food Items); and water, blankets, nappies for babies and elderlies such as necessities for everyday life.

Due to continuous aftershocks, the damages in the affected areas are changing rapidly, and so as needs on the ground. JEN has co-operated with the local authorities and we have organising the support activities.

Following the updates from the team will be posted soon here in the report.

The other piles
The other piles
Apr 26, 2016

A Workshop on Marketing

Group Activity
Group Activity

A workshop on Marketing in Kilinochchi district, Northern part of Sri Lanka

 On December 8th last year, JEN held a workshop on marketing for 32 people who participated JEN’s project.

 In this workshop, we focused on the importance and necessity of marketing for local residents to sell their harvest effectively. The participants showed a great interest and worked on the project enthusiastically.

 To encourage the understanding and cooperation among the participants, we worked on the agenda below in the workshop:

- What is marketing?

- Where and what we sell?

- Marketing strategy

 Also, we discussed a new method and a strategy of marketing such as what kind of crops we will produce during the rainy season. Through this workshop, the participants were able to obtain important skills to plan ahead for the future. For example, they learned when to produce what kind of crops in accordance with each season.

 These marketing strategies should enable the locals to manage their businesses more effectively, which help them to increase their profit and income.

In the group discussion, we discussed the items below:

  How to ensure customers and consumers both in local and urban areas.

  How to decide the prices at the market.

  How to grow better quality crops.

  How to sell their products and what issues to solve.

 At the workshop, to take proactive steps for the rain season, we explained that dried food or powdered products are in on demand.  The lecture about crops and products that can be adopted for changing weather was popular among the participants. It seemed that the marketing lecture featuring seasonal issues was helpful for the participants.

 At the end of the workshop, the lecturer explained about the flour mill and the dried food factory that JEN has built, and it is possible to make their solid financial stability which would be effective growth and selling crops.

We hope that these efforts could empower and sustain the growth of the community.

JEN staff observing the activity
JEN staff observing the activity
During the session
During the session
 
   

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