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.
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.
NPO Partner Projects has been implemented in the areas affected by the Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake since October 2018. Through this platform, two support projects were launched this November.
Iburi Nature School, based in Tomakomai City, has promoted nature experience activities for parents and children. The school has led disaster restoration activities such as dismantling collapsed houses, establishing volunteer centers, and managing volunteers in Tomakomai City, Abira Town, Atsuma Town, and Mukawa Town since September 7. Iburi Nature School also provides a nature experience program aimed at healing the anxiety of parents and children affected by the earthquake. The program focused on “Mokuiku” which means "nurturing through wood." Activities include fishing, grilling the fish over wooden stoves, making chopsticks, and ice skating.
Ezorock has initiated a variety of activities all over Hokkaido including environmental maintenance at event sites and nature conservation in national parks. Their efforts have now extended to disaster support projects as well. Ezorock produced and sold dried vegetables in Sumikawa, Sapporo City and Atsuma Town and raised public awareness on disaster risk reduction. NPO Partner Projects plans to instruct the child-raising groups on how to produce and sell dry vegetables to increase job opportunities and develop the region.
We would like to express our sincere appreciation for your understanding and support to the aid activities of Civic Force for the areas hit by the Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake.
Civic Force set up the emergency rescue team with the partner organizations on the date of the outbreak, and rushed to the disaster hit areas by private jet and helicopter for the search and rescue and the medical assistance.
Our activity also includes the distribution of the emergency relief goods such as water supply bags, large wet towels and underwear, and the supply of the materials to improve the environment in evacuation shelters, namely card board partition system. In addition, we lent camping trailers to the local government staff as their resting place.
We are currently making a research in the disaster affected areas to prepare for supporting the reconstruction and rehabilitation activities which will be implemented by our local partner organizations.
We have been greatly encouraged by your warm sympathy with our activities. Let us express our deepest gratitude. We very much look forward to your continuous understanding and cooperation to the Civic Force’s activities.
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