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Jul 15, 2019

July 2019 Report

Since its launch in August 2018, Civic Force has been supporting local NPOs through NPO Partner Projects. 

 

Soul Visiting Nurse Station, which provides support in Mabi Town, Okayama Prefecture, has continued its activities using a trailer house lent by Civic Force as its temporary office. Soul Visiting Nurse Station hosts a disaster preparedness workshop regularly.

 

Riera, based in Oita Prefecture, who provides post-disaster community development and activities related to disaster preparedness, conducted a study tour targeting the affected communities in Uwajima City, Ehime Prefecture. The tour was participated by local NPOs and staff members from the municipality The group visited the Kyushu region which was devastated by heavy rainfall in 2017 and learned about the reconstruction and lessons learned. The participants discussed tailored assistance to temporary housing residents and the importance of involving local residents in the disaster recovery process.

Jun 14, 2019

Hokkaido Earthquake - Report #3

To support the restoration and reconstruction effort of the areas affected by the Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake, Civic Force has been supporting NPO activities through NPO Partner Projects. Activities include providing playgrounds for children in affected areas through the Iburi Nature School. The Iburi Nature School also provides a nature experience program aimed at healing the anxiety of parents and children affected by the earthquake. Civic Force has also assisted Ezorock, a nonprofit organization that produces and sells dried vegetables, through NPO Partner Projects. Not only is Ezorock aiming to improve production technology but also focusing on package design. They plan to distribute sample dried vegetables at the Disaster Recovery Event in March in Atsuma-cho. Ezorock strives to explore more market opportunities in the future.

 

Please read about our efforts in Newsletter Vol.17 at the link below.

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May 17, 2019

Zero-Deaths Campaign Kicked Off!

Our local partners, A-PAD Sri Lanka, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC), and Sirasa Gammadda kicked off the first street campaign on the 16th of May 2019. Reaching out to the three most vulnerable divisions of Kalutara Administrative District, namely Bulathsinhala, Palindanuwara, Walallawita, the campaign saw participation from 650 families.

 

Special guests from national and local authorities, along with military personnel, attended the campaign in promoting early preparedness amongst the flood/landslide-prone communities. A special feature of the program was the segment led by Sri Lanka Life Saving in demonstrating basic CPR and localized water survival techniques using plastic water bottles and school bags.

 

Private sector members from MAS Intimate, MAD Bodyline and Dialog Axiata were present as volunteers who engaged with the community members by providing business tips for SMEs and CBOs. They also distributed leaflets/posters on disaster preparedness along with an awareness sticker that was placed on passerby vehicles.

Children with the leaflets handed out at the event
Children with the leaflets handed out at the event
Emergency stickers placed on houses and vehicles
Emergency stickers placed on houses and vehicles
SL Life Saving demonstrating CPR
SL Life Saving demonstrating CPR
Ms. Michelle Joseph of A-PAD Sri Lanka
Ms. Michelle Joseph of A-PAD Sri Lanka
Mr. Pradeep Kodippili of DMC
Mr. Pradeep Kodippili of DMC
Mr. Suren Sanjaya of Gammadda Team
Mr. Suren Sanjaya of Gammadda Team
Mr. PRP Prasad, Div. Secretary of Bulthsinhala
Mr. PRP Prasad, Div. Secretary of Bulthsinhala
Mr. Sunil Jayaweera of DMC
Mr. Sunil Jayaweera of DMC
Mr. Yasarath Kamalsiri of News First
Mr. Yasarath Kamalsiri of News First
 
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