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06/27/2013

JEN's support towards Returnees in East – In a view of local staff

In Sri Lanka, the NGO confined to the Nation of Japan in Sri Lanka is only a few comparing to the other Nation. But the contribution for the development in Sri Lanka by the Japanese is comparatively higher.  The one of the NGO in this category is JEN, and it is in the leading list of assisting the island in several projects for the development of the disaster affected people.

It must be said that the JEN came to Batticaloa district in the Eastern part of SL in order to give assistance to the people who were badly affected due to recurrent violence’s and destruction for 3 decades war which came to an end finally in 2009.  However the affected people, who were displaced during the time of war and resettled gradually since 2006, were given the necessary assistance by way of providing livelihood assistance for fishing folks and farmers (agriculture production).  Being the loss of agriculture producers was so massive, that JEN compelled to continue its assistance still now.  Up to now, 100 Agro wells (depth 25 to 30feet-width10feet each) has been constructed in Batticaloa District. The direct beneficiaries are 800 households.  The indirect beneficiaries are about 6000 persons.  The beneficiaries when returned, they depended on WFP for their survival, but now they are able to earn their livelihood by themselves after 5 years.  They are doing cultivation, fishing and other jobs on their own to earn for leading a sustainable livelihood.

These people were forced to be away from their native places abandoning their house and properties moving place to place during the period of crisis which lead them to lose their normal cultural activities like attending Temple, Churches, Ceremonies or festival etc. for they being living under stress and strain.  Subsequently intervention of JEN with the affected lot, the people was induced to cultivate positive thinking with confidence to recoup their former state of life through proper counseling.  They now value the team work with participatory process for their progress and emancipated to attend freely in cultural activities with good moral changes.

JEN Batticaloa Office Project Officer G.David

June 27, 2013 in Sri Lanka |

Kadonowaki flower movement bonds 120 people: JEN volunteer entry passes the 10,000-mark.

A movement of "Spread Flower Garden through Human Connection" started in November 2012 in Kadonowaki district has definitely broadened, which movement came from Ishinomki municipal junior high school students' wish to add color to gray streets. Knowing the movement, Team Dragon JIN, a volunteer organization based in Nasukarasuyama city, Tochigi prefecture, arranged for some 100 pupils and students to plant flowers on June 22, and so they did; the students and pupils are from nine schools in all including elementary, junior high and high schools in the same city.

【They set out 5:30 a.m. for Ishinomaki.】
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The pupils and students brought around some 3,000 flower seedlings to plant which they had raised. It was a clear nice day. Covered in sweat, they worked on plowing out rubbles, furrowing a flower garden and then carefully planting sunflowers and so on.

【The second right is Nasukarasuyama Mayor Norio Otani.】
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They say Nasukarasuyama is the only city where temporary housing for disaster survivors was set up in Tochigi prefecture and two citizens were killed by the Tohoku earthquake.
Not only did they plant, they stood together before a signboard with a slogan "Hang in and Chin up Ishinomakians!" on it to place their hands in prayer after offering flowers to the signboard. One of them said to us "It would be nice if the flowers we plated could bring smiles to people's faces in Ishinomaki."
A citizen group from Ishinomaki, a total of twenty-four children and their parents, also took part in making the flower garden; the children are members of Miyagi Kin-Ball Club. It was a colorful, round flower garden designed to look like a big ball that they have made.

【Enclose the flower garden circularly with fences.】
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【A colorful flower garden】
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They worked hard and so it took very little time to finish making a wonderful flower garden.

【They boast their achievement in a posture of expressing "We did it!"】
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The very land lot where they planted flowers used to be a residential area before the disaster. Thanks to the land owner who used to live there as well as volunteers including local citizen group, Kadonowaki junior high school students' wish is beginning to develop into a movement that they envisioned. On the 26th of this month, some 150 students at Sakushin Gakuin junior high school in Tochigi prefecture will come to Ishinomaki and join about 100 Kadowaki junior high school students in promoting the movement as their on-site study.

JEN invites all of you to come to enjoy flowers at their best in Kadonowaki district. And the day marked a memorable milestone that a total of 10,000 volunteers have participated JEN's Tohoku reconstruction assistance project since its emergency-relief work started. JEN feels strong gratitude for so many people participating JEN's project. Thanks so much. JEN is committed continuing to recruit volunteers and promote exchange events including making flower gardens with students and so on. So JEN is looking forward to your continued support.

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June 27, 2013 in Tohoku Earthquake |

Safe sanitation for Central Equatoria, South sudan schools

JEN has had an operational programme team working in South Sudan since 2007. Whilst the locations of projects, offices, and focuses of our work have changed and developed through that time, one thing has remained constant: JEN’s commitment to working with and standing alongside the South Sudanese people.

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I have had the privilege of working in South Sudan for just less than four years. For me personally, it is a country that ‘gets under your skin’, that you are unable to shake off even when you are outside. From my very first arrival in South Sudan, everything I saw and encountered were equal to the preconceptions that I always heard about it and its people. South Sudan is a country rich in culture and heritage. It is a country of poetry and song, in its hay-day proud to be at the forefront of intellectual thought. It is a country of strength. In South Sudan, I have met some of the strongest people I’ve ever known – women who exude strength and confidence, hard won in difficult circumstances.

However South Sudan is also a country with huge needs. For example, just 1 in 26 South Sudanese have access to a pit latrine. My own experience in other parts of this Country highlighted similar needs in terms of hygiene practice and water supply – A recent assessment carried out in Yei County revealed that although there are schools that have access to boreholes and sanitation facilities, there still is a high occurrence of children suffering with Diarrhoea hence studying is constantly interrupted.
In the next few weeks, JEN will be looking at establishing a team that can work in building communities confidence in addressing hygiene issues. 

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Water, sanitation and hygiene are issues that face communities across South Sudan, both rural and urban areas.  Yet Yei is perceived to be a community of more enlightened and exposed people yet still struggling with hygiene issues.  JEN seeks to address some of these serious issues and to educate and empower the community members, teachers and students to come up with their own solutions to the issues that can be sustainable and long-lasting. 

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June 27, 2013 in South Sudan |

Qualifying for the World Cup in Brazil 2014

During the past period held the final qualifiers for the World Cup in Brazil 2014 of Asia… Where the second group included (Japan, Australia, Jordan and Iraq), Japan has qualified as the first and Australia the second of this group.

Japan is qualified as a result of good planning for the development of football since the eighties, through their dependence on Youth and preparing them in football schools, as well as gain experience from the most advanced teams, Where we note that Japan is not absent from the last four finals World Cup .

On the other hand we note that Iraq did not play on his land and in front of audience since the eighties as a result of the wars and the deteriorating security situation, as well as the lack of good planning for the development of football by the Iraqi Union of Football … and not to dependence on people with good efficiency in this area, these things and other led to a decline in the level of the Iraqi team and do not qualify for the finals of World Cup, this caused great sadness for the Iraqi people.

We congratulate Japan's qualification with wishes for success in the World Cup.

We hope that the Iraqi officials study the cause of the failure of the Iraqi team and begin to overcome the mistakes.

Bassim Yousif



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June 27, 2013 in Iraq |

New storage facility for JEN Haiti

When the decision of regrouping all JEN Haiti offices in Leogane had been taken concerns for storage became a real issue as if the new selected office was ideally located it didn’t have any garage or safe storage facility.
The main reason for regrouping the offices being the security situation in Grand Goave, the storage issue was postponed.

It actually wasn’t postponed long as one week after being installed in Leogane JEN did receive a RubHall from INGO Handicap International as a donation.

Not being actually from the famous brand RubHall the tent received has all its characteristics though: very big (24 meters long for 10 wide!), resistant and water proof!
Preparation of the ground, cutting any branches in the 2 big mango trees, finding the company able to dismantle and reassemble the tent and then insulate the tent from potential floods required of course quite a lot of time and energy (and a bit of money!) but at the end the investment is worth it!
Closing its activities in Haiti, Handicap International also had some wash items to be donated so JEN Haiti took the opportunity to also make a stock of diverse items such as soap, buckets, jerry cans or chlorine tablets.

Divided in 2 the new storage facility has so now a double function: being on one side used as storage facility for the construction team and as preposition of wash items as part of hurricane season contingency plan on the other side!
With 1500 jerry cans, 8500 anti-bacteriologic soap or 230,000 chlorine tablets available JEN Haiti would be able for the first time in 4 rainy seasons to respond immediately in case of major hurricane and/or severe cholera crisis, which is a high probability in Leogane district and in Haiti generally during the rainy season.

As a matter of fact a small quantity of items have already been distributed these days in Cabaret, a small village on the edge of the mountain where most people do use the water from the river and where a dozens of people had been victims of severe diarrhoea lately.

[It took only half a day for the 13 men of the specialized company to reassemble the tent!]

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[Quite over dimensioned for now, the tent will allow easy storage if larger project in the future.]
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June 27, 2013 in Haiti |

06/20/2013

Orientation cum Training of New Staffs at JEN

9 new staffs joined JEN D I Khan office on June 1st, 2013 for livelihood recovery project for Internally Displaced Persons. The staffs comprised of 2 Field Officer, 2 Assistant Field Officer, 2 Veterinary Assistant, 1 Finance Assistant, 1 warehouse Assistant and 1 distribution assistant. Other JEN staffs participated in the training were including Project Manager, Project Officer, Livestock Expert, Quarantine Officer, Training/ M & E Officer and Log & Admin Officer.

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Purpose of the training was to orient the new staffs of on-going program and projects in the light of JEN Mission and Vision and to give them basic knowledge of project management and community mobilization. The staffs were oriented about all phases of project management in connection with on-going project. Main topics discussed were needs assessment, registration of beneficiaries/LEWs/village elders, Goat Management Trainings, Quarantine Period, livelihood recovery committee formation, distribution of inputs, Milk and Buck Fairs, monitoring, coordination with district authorities, security measures in the target area and most importantly community mobilization skills.

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Methodology of the training was set interesting through different modes to make it interesting and more communicative. Topics were communicated through Role Plays, Case Study, Story Telling, Group Work, Brain Storming and Lecture.

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Staffs were sensitized amid tight schedule in the future and intensive team work was asserted to achieve the timely results.



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June 20, 2013 in Pakistan |

JEN-Afghanistan Water Quality Test

Water is the most important nutrient of body's which makes up 70- 75% of total body weight.

Afghanistan is one of those countries which has semi-arid climate, which leads to the rapid evaporation of surface water, therefore has shortage of water, Nationwide; the majority of Afghan households do not have access to safe drinking water. Because of unsafe sanitary facilities, water contamination with microbiological, physical and chemical pollutions is a major issue in Afghanistan. Many water sources are contaminated with harmful bacteria such as E. Coli which sickens and kills many people, especially children and the elderly.

The most population of Parwan province has no access to safe drinking water and they are using river water which is much polluted with all kinds of pollutions especially microbiological pollutions and affected the people life especially children and elders.

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Therefore JEN has been trying to decrease this problem. In November 2012 ,JEN’s staff received Water Quality Testing Training funded by Japan Plat Form(JPF) in order for JEN to carry out the test  and also activated Water Quality Testing –Lab in JEN Charikar office , we have been conducting  the water  tests in 25 schools in 4 districts in parwan province where JEN had constructed wells and pipe schemes in 2011 and 2012 .

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The tests conducted by JEN follow the standards of WHO, WSG and EU. As a result of the bacteriological tests some samples showed that some schools water facilities were contaminated with harmful microbes (which cause Diarrhea) according to WHO and SPHERE standards.  We highly recommended that no one can use it without chlorination.  After analyzing of WQT-Lab results we have a plan to share this result with Parwan Health Directorate, MRRD and MoE Health department. Then we will follow up this issue to be solved by strengthen their ownership of the beneficiaries after.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Mirwais“Omerzoi” /Senior Field Officer

[Photo:Mirwais]
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June 20, 2013 in Afghanistan |

Orientation cum Training of New Staffs at JEN

9 new staffs joined JEN D I Khan office on June 1st, 2013 for livelihood recovery project for Internally Displaced Persons. The staffs comprised of 2 Field Officer, 2 Assistant Field Officer, 2 Veterinary Assistant, 1 Finance Assistant, 1 warehouse Assistant and 1 distribution assistant. Other JEN staffs participated in the training were including Project Manager, Project Officer, Livestock Expert, Quarantine Officer, Training/ M & E Officer and Log & Admin Officer.

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Purpose of the training was to orient the new staffs of on-going program and projects in the light of JEN Mission and Vision and to give them basic knowledge of project management and community mobilization. The staffs were oriented about all phases of project management in connection with on-going project. Main topics discussed were needs assessment, registration of beneficiaries/LEWs/village elders, Goat Management Trainings, Quarantine Period, livelihood recovery committee formation, distribution of inputs, Milk and Buck Fairs, monitoring, coordination with district authorities, security measures in the target area and most importantly community mobilization skills.

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Methodology of the training was set interesting through different modes to make it interesting and more communicative. Topics were communicated through Role Plays, Case Study, Story Telling, Group Work, Brain Storming and Lecture.

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Staffs were sensitized amid tight schedule in the future and intensive team work was asserted to achieve the timely results.



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June 20, 2013 in Pakistan |

Volunteers improve learning environment for pupils at elementary schools on the Oshika Peninsula

On June 12, seventeen employees from UNIQLO, dividing into two groups, did volunteer work at two elementary schools on the Oshika Peninsula. JEN has got involved in assistance activities for schools in the city of Ishinomaki, cooperating with UNIQLO for the implementation of "UNIQLO Reconstruction Backup Program." The volunteer work at Oohara elementary school was to paint outdoor play equipments. The employees repainted the equipments left to rust and lose color in glowing colors like yellow, light blue and white with paint smeared on their hands, faces and clothes.
A day-long volunteer work wonderfully renewed many types of equipment such as fencing around schoolyard, soccer goalposts, benches, monkey bars, slides, overhead ladders, exercising bars, swings and so on.

【They keep painting without saying a word!】
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【It took the seven of them to finish painting monkey bars.】
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A cheer of "Oh, Wow!" from pupils the freshly-painted equipments drew.
These employees couldn't wait to see pupils play with the equipments. They shared school lunches with the pupils and then sweated from playing dodgeball together at lunch break.

【Pupils were running energetically around at the playground】
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On the other hand, Ogihama elementary school's pupils got their pool cleaned.

【Volunteers made the dirty pool sparkle!】
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Ogihama elementary school's pupil enrolled has decreased to only four as one of them transferred to another school this spring. Learning at a school with the smallest number of pupils in Miyagi prefecture, they looked happy having a rare time contacting with so many people outside. Now that more than two years have passed after the disaster, elementary schools in Ishinomaki city face diverse problems with pupils' learning environment, play areas and so on. JEN is committed to continuing its support efforts so that pupils may be able to learn in a better environment or play freely.



【JEN is now accepting donations for the reconstruction of Tohoku. Your help would be very much appreciated.
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http://www.jen-npo.org/en/contribute/index.php)】

June 20, 2013 in Tohoku Earthquake |

06/13/2013

Special Report On Environmental day in Sri Lanka

This year on 5th June the World Environment Day (WED) was celebrated. WED was formed by the United Nations General Assembly in the year 1972. The first World Environment Day was celebrated in 1973. World Environmental day main activities means to tackle environmental challenges that include climate change, global warming, disasters and conflict, harmful substances, environmental governance, ecosystem management and resource efficiency.

If we describe the meaning of the word “Environment” it is the surroundings or conditions in which people, animals, live in. Colombo being the main city of Sri Lanka there has been a series of measures that were carried out to improve the existing conditions of the environment in the immediate surroundings by a government Institution named Urban Development Authority.  As a result of these measures the surroundings of Colombo have been improved to a certain extent thereby creating a better and a healthier environment for the people to live in.  One of the main tasks of this entire exercise was to introduce a proper garbage clearance thereby keeping the areas clean and tidy for the benefit of the public. Among the many measures that were taken, one visible step was to have large containers to collect garbage where there are large gatherings such as hospitals, schools, institutions, etc.  Further steps were taken to clean the drains by using various pest control liquids to minimize the pollution of the air.

During this week, a programme called “Beautiful Gampaha Programme” was carried by the Government which was held in the district of Gampaha under the guidance of the Minister of Economic Development, Basil Rajapakshe. The residents in that area made every effort to keep their homes and the surroundings clean and tidy. This helped surroundings of
Gampaha to have a cleaner and a healthier environment. As the nation of Sri Lanka is facing a big threat of a deadly disease called DENGU which is being spread by a MOSQUITO, it is the utmost duty of every citizen of this country to take every measure to keep the immediate surroundings of their homes clean thereby contributing their fullest support to destroying all the Mosquito breathing places. 

Jonathan Rupasinghe
(JEN Sri Lanka Office)

June 13, 2013 in Sri Lanka |

[New content in the Newsletter] Correspondence between Keiko Kiyama and

Dear Keiko-san,

How are you doing?

Five months have passed since Keiko-san visited Goman Village in the mountain to make an inspection in January.

On May 12, a general assembly has been organized that all the households participated in and two important decisions have been taken.
The first one is to cooperate together to save water.
It seems that the local residents will be suffered from lack of water before the full-scale rainy season, it was decided to save water for the purposes such as washing in order to secure drinking water.
And the second one is to keep collecting the water management fee from each household.
Up until now, it has been collected from each family. Since there are a lot of elderly people and orphans in this village, some families are unable to pay it.

However, it is possible for Goman WMC to collect the water management fee from 90 % of the local residents.
It is because that the local residents have a firm understanding of the meaning and necessity of the correct hygiene knowledge.
And it is because that, every day, hygiene promoters are calling for the improvement of hygienic habits and the prevention of infectious disease caused by water.
I strongly realize that hygiene promoters and WMC are actively participated in the daily improvement of the lives of local residents in Goman.

Romain Briey (Haiti Office)

To read Keiko Kiyama’s response to this letter from a staff member,
please look at our latest newsletter.
If you would like to get access to the latest newsletter, please send an
email to:
info@jen-npo.org

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June 13, 2013 in Haiti |

Latrine construction in Juba County

Latrine construction, one of the activities of “School and community water sanitary improvementproject of Central Equatoria” with the cooperation of supporters and Japan Platform has been completed.

JEN constructed 80 children’s latrines in 13 primary schools in Juba County.
The structure of the latrines is approved by the Education Ministry in South Sudan. The number of latrines for one school is decided by the number of students. One latrine for every 50 boy students and every 30 girl students were constructed.

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To construct latrines successfully, there were a lot of steps and sometimes we faced problems. Starting with the selection of constructors by bidding and checking the soil, setting the plan with constructors, checking the progress going smoothly as planned and rescheduling the plan if there are any changes to the progress.

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JEN not only constructed latrines but also established water latrine management committees and held workshops for residents o  the significance of the committee and maintenance management in order to maintain the latrines sustainably on their own.

Finally, at the end of May, the latrines were completed. There was a final check by JEN engineers and the Education Ministry engineers and confirmed that the construction was completed successfully and acknowledged the completion of the construction by the Education Ministry. With the beginning of the school year, latrines are all set for children to use.

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June 13, 2013 in South Sudan |

Cover distress areas by flowers!: Volunteers plant flowers, dig up tulip bulbs

On June 9, volunteers worked on plowing out 13,000 bulbs of tulips and planting new flower sets at Kamikama Fureai Park.

【Marigold and moss pink have been planted.】
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Bulbs plowed out are kept carefully in a safe place until next planting in fall.
Besides, people in the same town who joined the volunteer work have willingly accepted to bring back some of the bulbs back to their home and plant them in a good light. We look forward to seeing tulip bulbs formed in the park flowering in many areas of the town next spring. The park was crowded with about fifty volunteers who joined the work, including leaders of the town's association, townspeople and people from outside the town.

Although that was a demanding task in the strong sunshine, one of the volunteers from outside Ishinomaki said to us "I could have an opportunity to work with people in Ishinomaki while hearing their stories and got exercise, so I had a great holiday."
Thanks to the support of "Hana Hana Midori Foundation" (a foundation set up by donations from people who agreed to deliver flower to disaster-stricken Tohoku and run by FELISSIMO's Fund Executive Office), the sets of marigold and moss pink were provided for the park.

JEN works on support programs to encourage community activities, promote restoration of firm lands and so on. In so doing, JEN continues implementing support programs such that many people can associate with others and join together in recovering disaster-stricken areas.

It's also worth noting that JEN asks for volunteers to clean up a beach with islanders in Amijishima Island on July 6th and the 7th, which island is home to 400 people. For details, click here
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We hope that you will be joining us.

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June 13, 2013 in Tohoku Earthquake |

06/06/2013

New staff member joins JEN Ishinomaki office

JEN Ishinomaki Office brought in a new staff member on May 24! He is going to take charge primarily of recruiting and sending volunteers. He is Mr. Kondo. He, born in Heisei Period (1989- ), is the youngest staff member in JEN Ishinomaki.

 

"Hi to all. I've joined the staff of JEN Ishinomaki office. My name is Shotaro Kondo. I do hope to challenge to help my hometown in its efforts toward reconstruction; work on many reconstruction assistance programs. JEN has years of experience in conducting assistance activities. So I think JEN can provide opportunities for me to meet those challenges. Well, I'm still new, so I've got to settle into new jobs at first. I'll start with fulfillment of my assignments and responsibilities; continue with generation of my own ideas, then implementation of them."

 

【JEN's team of recruiting and sending volunteers Mr. Kondo is pictured at the middle in the photo.】
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【On July 1, volunteers did yard work at a flowerbed near Kadowaki Elementary school.】
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JEN's activity to recruit and send volunteers aims at helping rebuild a new town through bringing together those who need help from volunteers and volunteers from both inside and outside afflicted areas who hope to do all what they can do for Tohoku's
reconstruction.

It's planed that volunteers along with second graders of Kadowaki junior high school will work on creating flower garden and planting flowers on Saturday 26th of June, where yard work was done on July 1. JEN is recruiting volunteers to help with work of the day. For more information on the application procedures, click
here In addition), JEN's plan for assistance program consists of sending volunteers to support the recovery of fishery industries, cleaning up the shore of Amijishima and so on. All of JEN staff members hope that you are involved in our programs!

 

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June 6, 2013 in Tohoku Earthquake |

Mullahs Hygiene Education Training in 2012 Follow up Report

In 2012 JEN implemented hygiene education training program funded by JPF to Mullahs and trained 348 mullahs in Bagram ,  Jabul Siraj , Shinwari and Siagard districts in July in Parwan Provice. The goal of this training was to transfer hygiene education messages to mullahs and  through them to their followers and community people to increase their awareness level regarding hygiene education , we received this report from Parwan DoR(Department of Religion) directorate about the above mentioned districts training program effects and added that  now it became the habits of mullahs to talk about the importance of hygiene education and effects of it on daily lives for 5minutes in Friday speech.

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According to DoR, the community people knowledge regarding hygiene education were much improved and they were using these significant messages in their daily lives and their concept were outstanding regarding hygiene, now the community people much pay attention to their personal and environmental hygiene therefore the evidence of diarrheal disease , water born disease , skin disease and others much decreased.

DoR directorate is pleasure to cooperate on implementation of such program and happy to conduct 5 to 6 months monitoring by themselves during the project and sure will continue the concept of the program for long term in the areas.

DoR directorate was much thankful and appreciated from JEN regarding this useful program which they implemented and they requested if JEN continue this useful training program in remaining districts it will be better and have much and much positive effects on community people attitudes and behaviors and also the evidence of disease which are controllable by following of Hygiene Education messages will be unbelievable decrease.
JEN will continue this Hygiene Education to Mullahs in the remaining areas in Parwan Province.


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Reporter: Mirwais Omerzoi,  Senior Field Officer



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June 6, 2013 in Afghanistan |

Thanks & Appreciation to JEN

The WASH facilities in (B intermediate school for girls) were in very bad condition…so no one of the teachers or students could use it… which caused a lot of educational problems.
The head master of the school went to DOE many times to ask them to rehabilitation … but no rehabilitation done for many reasons, then it was booked and rehabilitation by JEN with the consent of MOE and DOE, then the school became in a very good condition… that's where the school administration did not expect such a good implementation and devotion to work, as it is shown in the pictures.

         
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Then JEN also conducted teacher trainings and student session for hygiene education, and distributed the cleaning kits to the school in order to increase the student’s hygiene awareness and to keep facilities clean.
During the meeting with the school administration we received many words of thanks and appreciation for JEN.

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During our visit to the school for video recording of the anthem for Hygiene behaviors, we were surprised when we received the words of gratitude prepared for the day from the the students, which are composed of express their thanks and appreciation to JEN.

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Bassim Yousif
(Program officer)




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June 6, 2013 in Iraq |

LIVELIHOOD CONDITION OF NEWLY INFLUXED IDPs

South Waziristan Agency (SWA) constitutes 3 subdivision- (a) Ladha (b)  Serwokai  (C) WANA. The conflict areas are Sub division ladha and Sub division Serwokai. The WANA is safe/non conflict and non affected area. Tehsil Shakai is part of WANA sub division.

Due to conflict 2008-09 the whole population of Sub division Ladha and Serwokai migrated to the different parts of the country, Majority to D.I.Khan, Tank, Karachi, North Waziristan agency and Sub division WANA of SWA.
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Mr. Din Bobrai is resident of village baddar , tehsil tiarza, south Waziristan agency. He was daily wage labour by profession. He has 4 daughters and 5 sons. The elder son is 15 years old and working as conductor in Karachi. Their total monthly income was approximately Rs 10,000 (i.e 5000 PKR was his son’s monthly salary and remaining from daily wages work). 

Due to the conflict he and his family first migrated on foot to Tehsil Shakai of south Waziristan agency,  It took one day and one night to reach Shakai.  He and his family were living in tent for the last 5 years and was working as labour over there.

The overall situations become worst after the death of a Wazir tribal commander of militants group in December 2012. The new conflict started a new influx and round about 5,000 families migrated from sub division WANA to District D.I.Khan , Tank and Karachi.
Mr. Din Bobrai was one of them who migrated to the village Lang Basti Kacha of Union council Miran, Tehsil Prova. Currently he placed a tent in a tented village near his relatives. He is getting food from WFP and deprived from relief from other humanitarian organizations.

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According to him “I lost all my assets in conflict at origin, in a sense me and my family is permanently destroyed. It is impossible for me to recover my assets even for my 2, 3 generations. It is better to live as refugee despite of return to my origin”

He also expressed that “me and my son are only supporter of my whole family, my sister is also living with me after his husband’s death, she is blind and I bear all her medical charges”.

During interview he asked that the newly influx IDPs are very tense/double minded because they migrate from one place to another place like nomads because of un-availability of shelter, income and other basic facilities.

A lot of newly migrated and deprived IDPs waiting for assistance from humanitarian organizations and government institutions.




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June 6, 2013 in Pakistan |