アメリカ在住の日本人。國分さまがチラシを英訳してくださいました!!

 

先日も海外から支援してくださった方がいましたが、

たいへんありがたいことです。

 

子ども達を想うヒトがいる!!

そのつながりが、子ども達に届きますように。

 

引き続きよろしくお願いします。

ありがとうございます。

 


Join us in growing “Komera's Woods in Minami Aizu” together !


Komera's Woods  Who we are

We are a small nature school called Morinougakusha in its 15th year, located in Minami Aizu, Fukushima Prefecture.  We created a special program “Komera's Woods” for the children affected by the disaster of March 11, 2011.  (Komera means children in our dialect.)  Our purpose is to nurture the “roots” for life through the experience of living together at an “old Japanese-style house” and exploring rich nature in the surrounding environment.  We value and support their meeting one another, learning living skills and playing together, and feeling and developing emotions.  We held 25 camps so far, totaling to 1,000 overnight stays by children ranging from toddlers to high-school students as well as expectant mothers.


We are currently raising funds for the 2014 summer camps through the crowdfunding called [READY FOR?]!
With your support, the children from disaster-affected areas will be able to play in the mountain and at the sea without worries this summer !!


A questionnaire  carried out in January through March this year revealed that more than 96% of the parents who responded restricted children's play outside and experiencing nature after the disaster.  More than 71% said outside activities are still limited after three years.  There still exits this harsh reality.  It is our sincere desire to offer the children the “opportunity to play outside”, which was normal before the disaster, and to see more precious smiles on their faces.

 


Contact::  Takuya Onishi, Director, Morinougakusha (NPO), email yajin@ugaku.com,

 


To put more smiles on children's faces !   Be our supporter !


What is READYFOR?


This is an online tool that enables you to contribute funds in support of our program via internet.  In return, supporters will receive “postcards”, “hand-made” miso made by children, or some other items.  We also want to go beyond fund-raising, and encourage our supporters to become “collaborators” to grow “Komera's Woods in Minami Aizu” together by deepening the relationship between us and you the supporters of our program.    

 


Before the disaster, it was part of a daily life for the people who live in the coastal area of Fukushima Prefecture to play in the Pacific Ocean spreading afar in front of them.  But they hesitate to do so to this day.  During the summer in 2013, we organized a 9 day-long ocean experience at “Sadogashima Island” in Japan Sea, the first camp at the sea after the 3.11 disaster.  As the summer was approaching, the children were getting anxious to get to the sea and rivers, and the parents also wished to soak in the ocean with the children.  This summer camp made it possible for them.  They jumped into the beautiful clear ocean water, swam, dived, caught fish and shellfish, and ate rice balls.  “All this was normal before.  Finally I was able to relax and have fun.  To get in the ocean.  I had not done this since the disaster.  Finally I was able to do one of the things I had been wanting to do.”  A mother murmured at the end of the camp.   I cannot forget her words.  After three years, the number of donations has gone down by 80%!.  The public is losing interest.  With this current situation, we won't be able to continue to operate “Komera's Woods” simply from a financial standpoint.  We would be most grateful for your concern and support, so that the children can continue to have moving experiences in the mountain and the sea, this summer and for the coming years.

 


[Important for Adults Too!]  “Komera's Woods” gives not only the children, but also us volunteers,  fathers and mothers the energy and strength to live.  This is a place where the adults learn a number of things form the children, and through the interactions in nature, new “awareness” is being born toward our future.  We will nurture “Komera's Woods” together with the children and move forward step by step.

 

 

 

 


For those who want to support us through READYFOR?
Here are the steps for your easy reference (you need a credit card).


If you are a first time user of READYFOR?, you need to create an account by going to “新規登録”(create an account) in the top banner.  You will be asked to put in your name (nickname), email address and password (twice).  Click the green button「利用規約に同意して新規登録」(agree to the user policy and create an account).


You will receive an email to confirm your email address.  Click the URL in the mail to confirm.  Now your email address is registered and you can log in. 

 


Click the 「ログイン」(log in) button in the top banner.  Put in your email address and password you registered earlier.  Your name will appear on the top right corner when you are logged in.


Make sure you are on the page for our project.
https://readyfor.jp/projects/komera-summer2014 
We will create a summer when the children from disaster-affected areas can play in the mountain and at the sea without worries !!


Click the button 「このプロジェクトの支援に参加する」(Support this project) in the right column. 


Choose the amount of your donation , put in your address, and a message of support.   You don't need to give us a message, but we would be happy to get one. Click the button「確認画面に進む」(go to the confirmation page).

 


Check the information (donation, message, zip code, address, name).  And click the green button 「クレジットカード登録へ進む」(go to the page to register the credit card).

 


Put in your credit card information, and click the green button 「申込確認」(go to the page to confirm the donatio


Check the information, and click 「購入申込」(Go ahead and send a donation).

 


The process is now complete!  The message 「ありがとうございます。購入予約が完了しました」will appear (Thank you.  Your donation has been scheduled.).


If you click 「応援コメントを見る」(view the messages of support) at the bottom, you can see your nickname and message.  You will also receive a mail confirming your scheduled donation.


“Komera's Woods in Minami Aizu”


The fund-raising campaign will end at 23:00 on July 12 (Saturday).  Thank you for your support!

 

 

 

 

 



佐渡の浜辺で砂遊び!!