Report of 1st batch volunteers (March to June 2013)

June Journal

June Journal

7 volunteers completetd their mission at TICAD 5 side event.

Volunteers greatly change the perception of “Africa” --Volunteer activities and accomplishments presented at the TICAD 5 conference (Jun 4th 2013)

Volunteers greatly change the perception of “Africa” --Volunteer activities and accomplishments presented at the TICAD 5 conference (Jun 4th 2013)

The 7 young Africans worked in the disaster area of Kamaishi and disaster relief logistical support base of Tono for about 2 months and then presented their activities and accomplishments at the official side event (cohosted by JOCA and the AUC) of the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 5) on May 31st.

Developing Agritourism in Tono (May 2013)

Developing Agritourism in Tono (May 2013)

4 Volunteers based in Tono-city, Iwate are supporting various local activities, researching the possibilities to boost the local revitalisation on the other hand. At the end of the programme, they will exhibit their report. We are going to introduce their achievement in Agritourism so far.

May Journal

May Journal

Cherry bloossoms finally bloomed in Iwate, volunteers in Kamaishi got better to chop firewood, and other volunteers in Tono, are participating various activities in the town.

Chat Lounge-- English Classes in Kamaishi (18, April 2013)

Chat Lounge-- English Classes in Kamaishi (18, April 2013)

CHAT LOUNGE--The first informal session for beginners and more advanced participants.

The African-World Kids Event--The Splendour of a Fun-Filled Day (20, April 2013)

The African-World Kids Event--The Splendour of a Fun-Filled Day (20, April 2013)

AU volunteers had a event 'African World' for elementary and junior high school students in Kamaishi-city, Iwate.

April Journal

April Journal

Volunteer activity started.

A bidirectional volunteer programme with the AU; exploring new partnerships with Africa (26, March 2013)

A bidirectional volunteer programme with the AU; exploring new partnerships with Africa (26, March 2013)

In an attempt to strengthen the partnerships established through the 12,000 volunteers dispatched to grass root organizations in Africa, Japan Overseas Cooperative Association (JOCA) started the JOCA-AU Youth Volunteer Corps collaboration programme. Specifically, JOCA invited African Union Volunteers to participate in disaster recovery programmes and international cultural exchange events with JOCA in Iwate prefecture.

March Journal

March Journal

The volunteers arrived in Japan.

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