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Let's Talk about Volunteering! -- Report Session from Disaster Relief Volunteers

2012-1-28 (Sat) 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

A report session on disaster relief work by volunteers will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2012. The Great East Japan Earthquake took place in March 2011. A few months later, heavy rains caused riverine floods and numerous casualties, death and damage in the southern Kii Peninsula. In response to these disasters, many Osaka University students participated in volunteer activities. This report session will provide attendees with an understanding of what these students did and will be a chance for you to think of what can be done in the future in disaster-stricken areas.


  • Reports: 10:00 a.m. ~ 12:00 noon -- Disaster relief groups at Osaka University will report their activities and future outlook.
  • Panel Discussion: 1:00 ~ 3:00 p.m. -- Representatives of groups, faculty and staff, as well as guests will discuss future prospects for volunteer activities in disaster-stricken areas.
  • After-report party: 3:00 ~ 5:00 p.m. -- A get-together for exchange

Participating groups

  • ACTION (~students' project for 3.11) -- removed debris in Oshima, Kesennuma, Miyagi and dispatched student volunteers to Nachi Katsuura in Wakayama
  • Suzuran -- still continuing to support temporary housing in Noda-mura, Iwate
  • Iwate GINGA-NET -- support for the formation of local communities at temporary housing in Iwate
  • Genkida-jo -- promotes fund-raising by selling picture postcards

Each group will explain about their volunteer activities and plans for the future. If you are  thinking, "What are volunteer activities like?" or "I'd to participate in a volunteer activity." please come and join this session.

Sponsored by: Steering Committee for Volunteering for Disaster Relief Work Report Session, Osaka University

In cooperation with: Student Support Station, Parent Supporters' Union, Student and Career Support Division, Department of Student Affairs, Osaka University

Date: 2012-1-28 (Sat) 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Assembly Hall, Osaka University Hall
Registration: Registration by email is necessary.
Contact: Steering Committee for Volunteering for Disaster Relief Work Report Session, Osaka University

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