Donation from UBS Stock Corporation

UBS-Tokyo-Chiyoda-ward Branch, made a charitable donation of JPY 1,053,000 to advance reconstruction of the prefecture of Fukushima where the Great East Japan Earthquake caused catastrophic damages.  The donation was a collection of each individual giving from employees and customers of the company.  Since the immediate aftermath of the Earthquake in 2011, UBS has been a consistent supporter of the reconstruction/rebuilding work in the affected areas.

Nepal: Legs Cut Off Due To Earthquake ― To Restore Life

“I tried to touch my legs only to realize that I didn’t have them anymore,” said Mr. Ramesh KHATRI (age 18). When a major earthquake hit Nepal in April 2015,  Ramesh was working at a guesthouse in the capital Kathmandu in order to send living expenses back to his wife in their hometown.

Mr. Ramesh KATRI from western Nepal was working in Kathmandu
 after he quit school because of his family’s poverty. (Lalitpur, December 9th, 2015) 


Nepal: “I am no longer living in fear of an earthquake!” -from Nepal, eight months after the disaster

In Dhading District, located west of Kathmandu, AAR Japan has been building temporary learning centers at schools where the buildings were destroyed or damaged by the earthquake that hit Nepal April 2015. In early December 2015, a temporary learning center, the 26th and final in a series to be constructed in the southern part of the District, was completed, and the handover ceremony was organized.

Wishing for many children to come to school

A temporary schoolhouse, built with bamboo immediately after the earthquake, remained at the site of Himalchuli Primary School in Goganpani Village (photo below).
As the school building was constructed with much importance placed on speed, it was consequently poorly protected against rain and chilly in the winter. Therefore, a new schoolhouse was deemed to be necessary.

The previous temporary schoolhouse of Himalchuli Primary School was made with bamboo
(All photos including this are from Goganpani Village, Dhading District, December 5th, 2015.)


Let’s make Turkish dishes and communicate with Syrian people!

NGO AAR Japan Fundraising Volunteer Team FUNVO
Turn Your Interest toward international cooperation
Let’s make Turkish dishes and communicate with Syrian people!
What is FUNVO? We are the volunteering team of the international NGO, AAR Japan! We provide you with the opportunity to contribute to international cooperation whilst also having fun!
DATEWednesday December 23rd, 2015
Morning Session 10:30am-1:00pm (Doors open at 10am)
Afternoon Session 2:00pm-4:00pm (Doors open at 1:30pm)
Place Meguro Citizens Center, Society Education Building 8, Room 5
Meguro 2-4-36     10minutes by walk from JR/Underground Meguro Station

Morning Session Lets make Turkish Dishes-
Up to 20 people(FCFS)
Lets make Turkish food with AAR staff who are engaged in AARs relief activity for Syrian refugees in Turkey. This time we will cook stew and pilaf, which can be easily made at home after this event as well. Both kids and adults can enjoy the event! J Through cooking, you can be exposed to Turkish culture!
What to bring: Apron, bandana, handkerchief
Afternoon Session - Letget in touch with Syrian culture!-
Up tp 30 peopleFCFS
How well do you know Syrian culture? In the afternoon session, you can communicate directly with Syrian people. There will be an Oud performance and Syrian staff will show you Arabic calligraphy demonstration :D You can also use this rare opportunity to learn about the Syrian situation and AARs activities in Turkey.

Attendance fee
Morning only :3,000yen (2,000yen for students・1,000yen for elementary school students and under 
Afternoon only :1,500yen1,000yen for students For free elementary school students and under 
Full day4,000yen(3000yen for students・1,000yen for elementary school students and under

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