JEN organized a Tohoku Partners Meeting in October. This meeting is held once a year to gather all the 7 partner NPOs to review then activities they implemented over the year together with JEN.
Our partners are all based in local area of 3 Tsunami affected prefectures; Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima. Their support projects are related to each area's social issues and its beneficiaries are male caretakers, Childrens Cafeteria, Income generation for young generation etc.
Even though they are tackling different social issues, the goal is the same, "Leave no one behind".
Day1; 7 NPOs presented their achievement and discussed each other for the betterment.
DAY 2; JEN invited a consultant whose speciality is to support Not for profit organizations whose work is to make social change.
Now on its 6 years after the disaster, and the social activities are coming to the phase whether conclude or pursue, due to the lack of resources, lack of marketing skill and above all lack of organizational skill by evaluating the needs on the ground again and again. JEN is happy to support NPOs who run good practices within their community. In year 2018, it will be another challenging year on the above reasons. However, JEN works together with them and through them, wishing to contribute the better recovery from the disaster and moreover realize the fundamental social issues and make change in our society.