Through continuous feedback from the area, we will carry out staged, long-term support. Below is an example plan.
|Objective||To support the education for children from low-income families.|
|How||By providing mobile study spaces, tutorial and guidance
for entrance exams for high school and universities, and
correspondence study packages.
All services are free of charge.
|Project Period||October 2011 – March 2013|
|Target Beneficiaries||Junior high and senior high students|
|in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima Prefectures with one ofthe following conditions.||1) His/her family’s total annual income last year is below 3 million yen
2) His/her family’s total annual income this year may be below
3 million yen due to the parents’ loss of job/s by the disaster
3) His/her parent/s is/are dead or missing
|Number of Beneficiaries||600|
|In Cooperation with||Benesse http://www.benesse.co.jp/english/|
|Objective||To support children with developmental disabilities or school refusal (those who refuse to attend to school due to bullying,peer pressure and other psychological reasons) in devastated area.|
|How||By providing psycho-social support for those children who are in stress from the environmental change after the disaster.
Currently, our mental experts are assisting day-to-day activities at nurseries, kindergartens, after-school programs and other educational facilities in Minami-souma City in Fukushima Prefecture and surroundings. They also support the program and guidance planning and are going to start the home visits soon.
|Target Beneficiaries||1) Children with developmental disabilities or school refusal and their families
2) Children with other mental/physical challenges who are facing difficulties in their daily lives after the disaster
|In Cooperation with||School Board of Minami-souma City|
|Objective||To create a venue for children in devastated area to focus on their study to achieve their dreams and academic ambitions.|
|How||By organizing a community-based after-school program
in cooperation with the local schools, cram school teachers who lost their jobs to tsunami and local government.
|Target Beneficiaries||Children and youths in elementary,junior and senior high schools (aged 7 to 18) in the severely devastated area; the criteria for the project site is where over 60% of the houses and buildings in the city/town is damaged and over 90% of the local cram schools are closed.|
|Onagawa Night School||The first Collaborative School started in Onagawa, a coastal town in Miyagi Prefecture, in July 2011. Approximately 250 students are having supplemental lessons such as Math, Japanese, Science, English and Social Studies and one-to-one tutorials. The school is operated from late afternoon till evening everyday except Sunday.|
|Otsuchi Night School||In preparation for the opening in April 2012.The location is Otsuchi Town in Iwate Prefecture.|
|Objective||To secure opportunities for the extra-school activities for the children in devastated area to encourage their healthy development.|
|How||By providing vouchers to the children that can be used for extra-school educational activities. University students and other volunteers will also assist them in their study and career guidance.|