Feature: Young people give educational support to disaster-hit kids

February 15, 2016 11:34 pm 

ISHINOMAKI, Japan, Feb. 11 — Satoshi Okuno thought he had finally found the answer to his question — what he should do for society — when he saw children studying in a corner of a gymnasium being used as a shelter after a strong earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan's northeastern region in March 2011.

"I should support children who are studying," Okuno, then in his mid-20s, told himself. He talked about the idea with his friend Yusuke Imai and a few other people, and then established a group called Chance for Children three months after the disaster.

Five years on, the group has provided support to more than 1,000 children. (PNA/Kyodo)



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