Children
 Japan
Project #23940

Help orphans rebuild post Kumamoto earthquake

by Living Dreams
Vetted

Summary

Our project will provide immediate and long-term support to orphanages in Kumamoto and other areas that were affected by the devastating earthquake. 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...)
$75,000.00
total goal
$70,915.00
remaining
13
donors
0
monthly donors
9
months active

Challenge

There are approximately 100 children and 500 evacuees as a result of the devastating earthquake in Kumamoto. Although there are relief organizations in the Kumamoto 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) southern Japan will now have new orphans under their care.

Solution

Kumamoto children 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 children in the orphanages 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.

Resources

http:/​/​livingdreams.jp/​main/​

Organization Information

Living Dreams

Location: Tokyo - Japan
Website: http:/​/​livingdreams.jp/​main/​
Project Leader:
Michael Clemons
Director of Partnerships
Minatoku, Tokyo Japan
$4,085 raised of $75,000 goal
 
13 donations
$70,915 to go
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