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12/12/2018

The document used at the Tohoku Partner Meeting, “The key to community partnership” is now available for download

The Tohoku Partner Meeting, which brought together all of the partner organizations of JEN’s Tohoku operations, was held on September 4th and 5th, 2018 at the Hotel City Plaza Kitakami, a lodging and conference facility found near Kitakami Station in the Iwate Prefecture. This year, members of 5 partner organizations from various parts of the Tohoku region participated in this meeting.

<Participating Organizations>

  • Inclu-Iwate*: Hosts “Children’s Diner”, which serves as a place of gathering for single-parent households. (Morioka-shi, Iwate Prefecture)
  • Men’s Caregiving Classroom: Supports males working in the caregiver field, including care managers, doctors, nutritionists, dental field professionals, etc. (Ishinomaki-shi, Miyagi Prefecture)
  • SAVE TAKATA: Promotes community development and collaboration between adults and middle and high school students. (Rikuzentakata-shi, Iwate Prefecture)
  • Fukushima Prefecture Midwife’s Association: Provides midwife support for mothers and children, and promotes breastfeeding and baby food assistance from various professionals, such as doctors, nutritionists, and childcare workers.
  • Miyako-shi Social Welfare Council: Hosts “Children’s Diner”, which serves as a place of gathering for single-parent households. (Miyako-shi, Iwate Prefecture)

* JEN no longer provides financial support for Inclu-Iwate, but continues operational interactions and support.           

Although each organization’s activities differ, their main objectives, to empower the people of the community by utilizing the preexisting strengths of the community and the strong bonds between the community members, are the same.

In this meeting, two things were accomplished.

  1. Exchanging knowledge and insights that each organization had accumulated from the past
  2. Conducting interview technique training, which is often used as a means for maximizing the efficiency in obtaining knowledge when conducting various projects within the community (Instructor: Mr. Tanaka Hiroshi, Representative Director of General Corporation Participatory Evaluation Center)

During this meeting, we discussed ways on increasing the number of supporters from the local community. The partner organizations provided us with various methods they use to gain more supporters from the community, such as utilizing the internet and flyers to output information, and overall, this meeting was very productive and insightful.

The documents that were used in this meeting “The key to community partnership” can now be downloaded from the link below.

Download “The key to community partnership” here

December 12, 2018 in Tohoku Earthquake |