Japan Day of Hope

Sat 10 Mar 2018

Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Edge Hill State School, Performing Arts Centre, 254 Pease Street, Edge Hill

Website: https:www.facebook.comjapandayofhope.kizuna

Contact person: Maki Kitai McCarthy

Phone: 0403 112 116

Email: smilewithkids8@gmail.com

Category: Community event

This Smile for Kids project began with the intent to support the children of Fukushima Japan, who have had to face the tumultuous aftermath of the 2011 earthquakes that had devastated Fukushima and its people. As local residents of Cairns, the charity has taken the task upon themselves to provide children of Fukushima opportunities they wouldn’t have otherwise been able to experience.

The goal is to attempt at restoring some normality to these children’s lives and to rekindle the inalienable joyous disposition they so disserve as children without the burden of anxiety and concern the Fukushima radiation relentlessly reminds them thereof.

In some areas of Fukushima, the impact of radiation has become so concerning, children are simply not even allowed to step one foot outside of their own homes in fear of radiation poisoning.

Enjoy Japanese food, music, and culture!

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Last updated: 14 March 2018