Tohoku Student Intern Project 2015
Call for hosts, sponsors and volunteers
Host a high school student from Rikuzentakata at your company and/or home for a week from March 15-22, 2015.
Since 2012, the CCCJ in collaboration with NPO Ganbatte 365 have organized an internship program for highschool students from Tohoku. Preparations for the 2015 Tohoku Student Intern Project are underway, and the CCCJ is looking for our membership to get involved.
There are four ways to get involved:
- Host a student at your company
- Host a student at your home
- Volunteer and help run the project
- Help sponsor the project
The 2015 project
This year, we will bring 15 to 20 students from Takata SHS - in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture - to Tokyo to participate in internship and homestay program.
|Feb 15||Deadline for applicatrions from companies and host families|
|Mar 06||Student/host family matching complete|
|Mar 15||Host families meet students at Tokyo station around 14:00|
|Mar 16||Orientation and first day at company|
|Mar 17 - 19||Students parttake in internship|
|Mar 20||Last day at company; special closing evening event|
|Mar 21||Free day for students with their host families|
|Mar 22||Host families see students off at Tokyo station in the morning|
About the program
Rikuzentakata, is a small city located on the Sanriku Coastline between Kesenuma and Ofunato in Iwate Prefecture, that was devistated by the Great East Japan Earthquake and its ensuing Tsunami. Despite the fact that the town, is, essentially gone, as described by it's Mayor, people of Rikuzentakata are hopeful, and are committed to recovery.
A Message from Futoshi Toba, Mayor of Rikuzentakata in Iwate Prefecture
In summer 2012, Neil van Wouw and the CCCJ's CSR committee went to Rikuzentakata to discuss the idea of inviting high school students. The idea was met with great enthusiasm and since then, in 2013, and 2014 the program materialized in internships and homestays for 11 and 14 students respectively.
Click here for the event report from the 2014 program.