On 11th March 2011, a disaster unlike any seen in modern times swept across Japan, claiming almost 20,000 lives and creating over 300,000 refugees in the Tohoku region. Among these were 236 children who lost everything – their homes and their family all in one day.
In the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent Tsunami hundreds of Japanese children were left with only their memories.
Today marks the eighth anniversary of the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami – it’s a time to reflect, and a time to commemorate the lives lost.
Aid For Japan was founded by Akemi Solloway in 2011 to support the orphans of this tragedy. In the short-term, the charity lends help to these children by supporting them and their carers as they rebuild their lives.
Each year, Aid For Japan stages events and activities designed both to raise funds and to provide a wide range of activities for the orphans to help build their confidence.
Aid For Japan’s long-term aims are to help and care for these orphans through a series of initiatives and support programmes.
Your donations and fundraising efforts help to make a difference. The money raised helps to fund Aid For Japan’s support for the orphans.