寄付・募金・ボランティアのセーブ・ザ・チルドレン・ジャパン

Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami Emergency response and recovery program

child protection

The construction of a nursery room in Ishinomaki Kazuma Nursery School and the Ishinomaki Koyo Gakudo (afterschool children’ program) has begun! (June 12, 2012)

Due to the earthquake of last year, there are still nine nursery schools that are unusable in Ishinomaki City of Miyagi Prefecture, which are taking care of children utilizing other public institutions or other available nursery schools.
Under such a circumstance, Watanoha Nursery School is using a temporary nursery room of their neighboring Kazuma Nursery School for their nursery management. However, while the capacity of Kazuma Nursery School is only 110, as many as 134 children are currently under their childcare. This requires the improvement of their nursery environment for children to live healthily, and furthermore, there are other issues such as that they currently have to suspend their temporary nursery business and that they are unable to accept new children under the current situation. Because of these reasons, taking a request from Ishinomaki City, the construction of a nursery room has begun on the premises of Kazuma Nursery School.
The construction of a nursery room in Kazuma Nursery School started from early May and is to be completed in late June. In this year, one-year-old children are going to spend their time in this newly completed nursery room.



A nursery room is to be constructed on the premises of Kazuma Nursery School.

The children of Kazuma Nursery School are looking forward to having a new nursery room completed, while enjoying watching the progress of construction every day.



The framework was completed and the construction of the roof has begun.

In Ishinomaki City of Miyagi, besides these nursery schools, two afterschool children’s clubs became unusable due to the earthquake of last year but keep operations going by sharing other club rooms.
Under such a circumstance, due to the increase in the population including that of children, which was caused by the relocation of people from disaster areas and construction of temporary housing, etc., the Koyo Gakudo (afterschool children’ program) fell in need of environmental improvement of their club rooms. Up to now the Gakudo has kept its operations by utilizing extra classrooms of an elementary school; however, by establishing exclusive classrooms for them, it becomes possible to accept 63 children, which is 18 children more than they used to have and to ensure places for the supervisors from the city to have seminars and personal exchanges among them, which has never been a case.
The construction of the Gakudo started in late May and is to be completed in the middle of July 2012.



The Koyo Gakudo (afterschool children’ program) is to be constructed in the schoolyard of Koyo Elementary School.


The foundation is almost completed. Children are expanding their imagination: “Should the entrance be there?”

We will continuously promote the construction by cooperating with people from administrative bodies so that the construction will be completed at the earliest schedule. We hope that children, childcare professionals and supervisors can freely and easily spend their time in the new nursery environment.