Project #16403

Rebuilding community from tsunami with education

by sweet treat 311
$34,689 Raised
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Rebuilding community of Ogatsu, northern Japan, lost 80% of town from the tsunami of March 11, 2011. In a still damaged town, creating a sustainable learning center for children in Japan and all over the world. Providing Fishery, Agriculture, Forestry, Cooking, and Arts/Crafts experiences with locals in rich natural environment, to become active for the our planet's future. Restoring old wooden school into accommodation, restaurant, and classrooms to receive children and a place for community


1) Town losing 80% of town by tsunami accelerated depopulation, population now less than 1,000. 2) Local adults lost jobs, losing motivation to live. 3) Children in need to learn how to be sustainable.


1) Local adults go back to work, make living. 2) Community receive 5,000 visitors annually, community revitalized. 3) Children around globe learn how to be sustainable, raise awareness.

Long-Term Impact

1) Community gain younger population. 2) Share the model to other depopulated societies in Japan and in Asia. 3) Children become global eco citizen to live sustainably as well as to contribute to creating sustainable society.

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sweet treat 311

Location: Ishinomaki, Miyagi - Japan
Project Leader:
Gentaro Yui
Ishinomaki, Miyagi Japan