Archive for Japan Relief Shows

It’s HOT up north!

It’s been HOT up in Tohoku! This drawing was made by a 5 year old girl in Ofunato. She was a little off on my waist line, but she was spot on with how much I was sweating!

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THANK YOU Maeda family!

Much thanks to the Maeda family for lending us this GREAT tent! The tent is pitched in front of a former elementary school near the mountain town of Sumita in South Central Iwate Prefecture – about 40 minutes from the coastal town of Ofunato. From Ofunato we reach up and down the coast to a broader Iwate population.

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The Kids Were Yelling, “Guy-san!”

Welcome Back signs like this one are common and illustrate the positive effect of the Smile Ambassador Program.

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Iwate Nippo Features the Shine On! Smile Ambassador Program

Juggling Brings Smiles Tokyo NPO Mori Elementary (Ofunato) Visit and Exchange The Tyler Foundation, an NPO in Tokyo helping children suffering from childhood cancer and their parents (President Kimberly Forsythe), as part of the activities supporting children in areas affected by the great earthquake visited Mori elementary school in Ofunato city, and interacted with children […]

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Elementary School Workshop

Workshops are a big part of the Shine On! Tohoku Childrens Support – Smile Ambassador Program. Not only do they introduce new skills which are building blocks for confidence and self respect, they give kids permission to be kids again – to play and to have fun. This a 6th grade class in Iwate. Their […]

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