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In pictures - Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami – 4 years on

As a part of its programmes to support children affected by the disaster, the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) branch in Iwate prefecture invited 46 elementary school students to the National Iwateyama Youth Communication Centre. This event was part of social activities that were organised during the Junior Red Cross leadership training camp. The children said that at this camp they had learned how to “notice, think and act”, guided by members of the Junior Red Cross. Japanese Red Cross Society


During the summer of 2014, The Fukushima Red Cross branch held the “Japanese Red Cross Society’s Smile Camp” for children living in the prefectures around the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. These children have been studying in temporary schoolhouses since the disaster. The students were from Ura-Bandai, aged from fourth grade elementary school to second grade junior high school. The picture shows participants trekking in the mountains. Japanese Red Cross Society

 



The Fukushima branch held the “Japanese Red Cross Society’s Smile Camp” for elementary and junior high school students from Ura-Bandai. 38 of the participants went trekking and canoeing. “I can paddle the canoe well, and I made friends!” said one of the children. The participants left the camp with smiles on their faces. Japanese Red Cross Society

 

Branches of the Japanese Red Cross Society in Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima recently organized several events from late July to early August for 93 children who live in areas affected by the Great East Earthquake of 2011. The events were aimed at cheering up the children through camps and outdoor activities. On the picture, children from Miyagi prefecture enjoy summer games at the Wanpaku Genki School, which was organized by the JRCS Miyagi branch. Japanese Red Cross Society

 

Last year, the JRCS Miyagi branch organized summer games for fourth to sixth grade elementary school students from areas affected by the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. The games were called the Wanpaku Genki School, or the “Naughty Boys and Girls Lively School”, and were held at the National Hanayama Youth Centre. The 93 children participating in the adventure game were able to experience the outdoors and go hiking in the mountains. Hiroto Sato, a fourth grade pupil, was excited after the whole experience. “I have never walked on rough roads before,” he said. Sawa Akai, another fourth grade pupil, enjoyed the experience of listening to the sound of beating wood through a stethoscope. Japanese Red Cross Society

 

Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima branches of the Japanese Red Cross Society recently organized several events from late July to early August for 93 children who live in areas affected by the Great East Earthquake of 2011. The events were aimed at cheering up the children through camps and outdoor activities. On the picture children from Miyagi prefecture enjoy summer games at the Wanpaku Genki School, which was organized by the JRCS Miyagi branch.  Japanese Red Cross Society

 

In Kawauchi village, Fukushima prefecture, not far away from the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, the Japanese Red Cross funded the construction of a community centre aimed first and foremost at providing afterschool activities for the children living there. In the period immediately after the disaster, there was no place where these activities could take place and the new community centre solved an acute need for a place where children can do their homework and other activities while they wait for their parents to come home from work. Japanese Red Cross Society

 

28 May last year, on a day that was bathed in early summer sunlight, the JRCS branch in Iwate organized its “Spring Exchange” in the Tsuchibuchi district,Tono municipality. Since after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, the Red Cross Volunteer Corps coastal team has hosted regular Nordic walking workshops for residents of temporary houses that were built by the local government. Since the Nordic walking events started in November 2011 a total of over 2500 elderly residents have taken part.  Japanese Red Cross Society


Many elderly people lost their homes during the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011 and have since been living in temporary houses that are provided by the government. Since the disaster more than 2500 elderly residents of temporary housing projects have taken part in Nordic walking events organized by the JRCS branch in Iwate. The aim of the “Spring Exchange” which was held on 28 May last year as part of this programme, was to give the participants an opportunity to get together and enjoy the beautiful nature in Tsuchibuchi district of Tono municipality.  Japanese Red Cross Society


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