Children
 Japan
Project #7957

Help orphans in Japan rebuild lives post-tsunami

by Living Dreams
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Summary

Our project will provide immediate and long-term support to orphanages in Tohoku and other areas that were affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami. We'll provide material support such as clothing, footwear, toys, books, school supplies, and bikes. For emotional support, this includes counseling and therapeutic activities (field trips,Yoga, camps,etc...)
$186,474
total raised
1,552
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

There are approximately 100,000 displaced children (according to Save the Children estimates) as a result of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that took place on March 11, 2011. Although there are relief organizations in the Tohoku region currently providing food, shelter and crisis counseling support, many orphans will need longer-term support to help restore their lives and renew their spirit. Many orphanages (in and around) northeastern Japan will now have new orphans under their care.

Solution

Tohoku Kids' Support Project will directly address two-tiers of support at those affected orphanages. By working closely with orphanage staff, local prefecture wards, and children's homes associations, we will address the specific needs at each orphanage. Tier one support will replace those personal items that were lost in the disaster such as clothing, footwear, school supplies, books, toys, phones,bikes, etc. Tier two support will address child counseling needs and therapeutic activities.

Long-Term Impact

With many orphanages taking in newly displaced children, it will be incredibly important to create peaceful, stable and caring environments for all of these children. The road towards renewal and stability for these kids will be an arduous one. By restoring children's personal items, they will begin to feel some sense of normalcy. By offering access to counseling, they can begin the process of grieving. By providing therapeutic activities and field trips, they can start to feel like kids again.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​livingdreams.jp/​main/​
Living Dreams

Organization Information

Living Dreams

Location: Tokyo - Japan
Website: http:/​/​livingdreams.jp/​main/​
Project Leader:
Michael Clemons
Director of Partnerships
Tokyo, Japan

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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