SHINE Humanity [SH] began its fourth phase of its post- earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan in collaboration with Youth for 3.11 [Yf311] and Kokoro Wellness Network [KWN] on April 27,2012. Through this project SH will collaborate with Yf311 and it’s graduate and undergraduate student volunteers to deliver much- needed services to victims of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of Japan in March 2011. KWN will collaborate to provide mental health issues orientation for volunteer students of Youth for 3.11 who are serving in the project areas as well as provide assistance for the student volunteers.
So far 23 student volunteers have been engaged in rice planting in the rice fileds in Minami-Sanriku, Miyagi, as well as providing academic support for elementary students, running an after-school community for children at temporal houses, sorting out the in-kind donations and emergency supplies and delivering them to schools in Ishinomaki. SHINE Humanity will continue to support the student volunteers for four months with funds that were raised for the Japanese disaster of March 2011.
SHINE Humanity would like to thank all its donors who contributed for the Japan Relief Fund making it possible for us to help serve in the relief and rehabilitation phases.