Tohoku Youth Program

28 August 2018

Sector: Reconstruction - Japan

Country location: Australia, Japan

Grantee: Australia-Japan Society (ACT) Inc.

Students with boomerangs and a didgeridoo
Indigenous Lesson at Radford College from L to R Bevin Smith, Akihisa Yamada, Toi Watanabe, Natsuki Kanno and Kana Nagayama (Credit: B. Jarman)

Project description

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.

Key dates:

Nara Candle Festival, Canberra, 25/10/2018 to 25/10/1918

Radford College, Canberra, 19/03/2019 to 03/04/2019

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Australia-Japan Foundation grant offer: $15,000

Last Updated: 17 August 2018