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For reconstructing elementary and junior high schools in the disaster areas of the Great East Japan Earthquake


Your donations are to help the reconstruction of two elementary schools and a junior high school in Kesen district, Rikuzentakata City, Iwate Prefecture.

Working together with schoolsf administration, the fund will be used to purchase school materials and uniforms as well as provide financial support for school activities.

Action guidelines

Here are our action guidelines
  1. We provide material and financial support to Kesen elementary school, Osabe elementary school, and Kesen junior high school so that their students can come back to pre-3/11 school life as soon as possible.
  2. We purchase materials mainly from companies in Rikuzentakata in order to contribute to local economic reconstruction.
  3. We decide the contents of support through discussions with three school administrations.
  4. Our activities are to be organized in order to build a solid structure allowing us to continue our support in the future.

Your contributions to the fund

There is no fixed-amount for your financial contribution. You can make a donation through a bank transfer.
Material support will be asked when necessary (Still, we would like to have information on what kind support you could provide us).
Also, your help for our fundfs operation is always welcome.

Activities Reports

Our material support and other activities to each school shall be reported on our web site in order to inform how your donations are spent.
We take the accountability of our activities very seriously.

Financial Reports

We shall release our quarterly financial reports on this web site.

About the name of "Kesen Suginoko Fund"

The City of Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, located at the southern part of Sanriku rias coastline, is famous not only for its fishing industry but also for its forests, especially high-quality Japanese cedars called "Kesen Sugi (Kesen cedars)."
We took our fundfs name from these "cedars," which is also designated as "municipal trees" of Rikuzentakata City, for we hope that students in Kesen will grow up healthily like these cedars.