Sector: Reconstruction - Japan
Country location: Australia, Japan
Grantee: Australia-Japan Society (ACT) Inc.
The Tohoku Youth Program was established by the Australia-Japan Society (ACT) Inc. immediately after the disastrous earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.
The Society donated to the relief fund but felt we should try to do more to help individuals that were affected by the disaster.
The Tohoku Youth Program is designed to help young Japanese 14 to 17 years old who lost parents in the disaster by bringing them to Canberra for a two week respite/educational visit and to keep in contact with them when they return to Japan.
This program has been running now for seven years and has proved to be very successful.
Nara Candle Festival, Canberra, 25/10/2018 to 25/10/1918
Radford College, Canberra, 19/03/2019 to 03/04/2019
Social media: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSmJ9MMOnHg
Australia-Japan Foundation grant offer: $15,000