Newly opened as sustainable center
Thank you to all of your support, MORIUMIUS has opened in July and received children from all over the world!
After two years and three month later, with over five thousand volunteers involved in the reconstruction of a ninety two years old abandoned school, once a forgotten school has now turned into a sustainable learning center. MORIUMIUS, Japanese for forest, ocean, and creating tomorrow together is now ready for children to learn sustainability as well as to revitalize local community heavily damaged by tsunami.
On a sunny day in July, first group of children gathered to MORIUMIUS. Program was planned for a week stay this summer. Children from all over the world had a chance to participate programs in the amazing nature of Ogatsu. Each day is designed to learn sustainbability in various fields. Each field has local specialist, for example fisherman, who has deep knowledge of living with the nature. Over three hundred fifty children participated this summer, and they were all curious and excited to get their hands on in the nature and with the locals.
MORIUMIUS also organized various events local and international. Sports event was held for the locals who are graduate of old school. More than one hundred alumnis gathered to celebrate reconstruction of their old school and to excersize. Young Americans, a well acclamied NPO from USA stayed at MORIUMIUS to organize musical workshop for local children to perform Disney's Lion King.
There was not a single day without children in MORIUMIUS this summer. There were voices and sound of children running around everyday. Journey has now began! To become the premier sustainable learning center for children around globe, MORIUMIUS welcomes your visit!
Rice field using recycled waste water
Workshop in progress
Maintenance forest to create firewood
Going out to scallop farm with fisherman
Sports event with alumnis
Performing Lion King with Young Americans