Foreign Volunteers Japan is created to gather willing volunteers, who wish to take an active role in the Tohoku relief efforts. This is an open discussion forum for sharing and discussing information regarding volunteer activities, aid delivery, and humanitarian relief issues concerning the post-tsunami recovery of the Tohoku region.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
BBC Interviews It's Not Just Mud project
I'm currently up here in Ishinomaki with the group, so I may be a little biased, but thought it would be of interest to FVJ members to see this interview
by BBC News with Jamie El-Banna, founder of the It's Not Just Mud
volunteer group, based in the Watanoha district of Ishinomaki, about the
early days of coordinating volunteers, and the experiences that drove
him to establish a long-term volunteer-based relief organization for
It's Not Just Mud has already collaborated with Foreign Volunteers Japan on
countless projects, such as our events with the orphanage in Ofunato,
for doing several soup kitchens, providing a rest station for deliveries with the SaveMinamisoma project, providing a distribution center for the Coats for Kids project, and
for hosting many volunteers from FVJ looking to help out up North.
The It's Not Just Mud project is certainly my first recommendation now for
people wanting to head up to volunteer in Tohoku. Please check out the
video at the following BBC New Link: