Student Volunteer Group TSUNAGARITAI visits the Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster Area a 4th time for Reconstruction Assistance
Date :Mar 16, 2012
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The Hiroshima University Disaster Area Reconstruction Assistance Student Volunteer Group TSUNAGARITAI, a part of “OPERATION TSUNAGARI”, visited the East Japan devastation site for the 4th time in order to support reconstruction.
“OPERATION TSUNAGARI” was formed by student volunteers immediately after the Great East Japan Earthquake. Aside from charity events in Hiroshima Prefecture, the students also did volunteer work at the disaster area in September and December of last year and in February 2012.
Similar to the 3rd visit, the volunteer group held a symposium together with local students. They spoke about its concrete activities, the importance of moral support, and continued to build a base of activities managed by the students living in the affected areas. TSUNAGARITAI also took part in the March 11 memorial ceremony.
From the start, Hiroshima University has financed “OPERATION TSUNAGARI”’s volunteer activities at the disaster sites through the Hiroshima University Fund. Hiroshima University will continue to support students’ desires to “help the devastated areas and expand the circle of volunteers.”
March 9th (Fri) ~ 19th (Mon), 2012
*Departure from Hiroshima University on March 9th at 18:00 p.m.
Wakabayashi-Ward temporary housing, Sendai-City, Miyagi Prefecture
Iwanuma-City temporary housing
Natori-City temporary housing
・Home visits at temporary housing to listen to residents’ stories and help out around the house
・Hold exchange meetings in order to deepen exchange between residents
・Study support at temporary housing
・Participate in the March 11 gathering for citizens and volunteer workers (at Tohoku University Katahira Campus) and the memorial ceremony
・Hold a symposium on March 15
Hiroshima University Disaster Area Reconstruction Assistance Student Volunteer OPERATION TSUNAGARI
For details, please visit:
http://t-trip.6.ql.bz/~t-trip/tsunagari/ (Japanese page)
Student Services Group, Education Office,
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