Thursday, December 5, 2013

Volunteer Trip to Tohoku with Youth For 311! (Preview)

Tomorrow I will be traveling to Northern Japan with fellow Tokyo students to volunteer in Tohoku!

This trip is made possible by Youth For 311, a student run organization created for the purpose of enabling college students to volunteer in the disaster hit regions of Tohoku through financial and logistical support.

Almost 3 years after the disasters that struck Tohoku on March 11th, many misplaced residents are still living in temporary housing units.  It appears that we will be volunteering in these units to help elderly residents there clean out their homes.  I have read much about the difficulties that these people face in these lodgings and will do my best to document them through photography to share their struggles to a greater audience.  I have been waiting for an opportunity like this!

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