NPO Partner Projects with Two Associations in Hokkaido
To support the restoration and reconstruction efforts of the areas affected by the Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake, Civic Force conducted search-and-rescue operations and distributed emergency relief supplies in cooperation with partner organizations. We also implemented “NPO Partner Projects” with two organizations, Iburi Natural School and Ezorok, in Hokkaido from October 2018 to March 2019. Civic Force supported the people affected by the earthquake by providing places to socialize with each other. Civic Force would like to reiterate our appreciation to our donors who provided swift and generous support. The financial report will be made available on our website at a later time.
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
By Daniel Ok - Coordinator
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.