How does humanitarian aid support survivors after a major disaster or crisis?
We are focused on Identifying Solutions. Our tactics allow us as first responders, to directly engage with survivors and facilitate on-going support - directly to community leaders and for the devastated community to draw on as they rebuild through the phases of recovery and revitalization.
- 4 / Feb./ 2016
- OGA for AID Monthly Newsletter January 2016 issue available from here!
- 18 / Jan./ 2016
- A volunteer report of Santa Soul Train in Minamisanriku is now available at :
- 8 / Dec./ 2015
- Just *5 days* until Santa Soul Train is going down in Minami Sanriku. If you are interested in volunteering, we have 11 roles still in need of help, including decorating, being santa's elf, and running the art corner for kids [see link for more].
PS. Thanks for your donations so far - we are halfway to our goal!
O.G.A for Aid
Volunteering can be a big investment of your time but it can be a life changing experience that brings you new skills, new outlooks on life, a renewed self confidence, an appreciation for what you have and also new friends.
Mayor Sato Jin of Minamisanriku-cho commented “When you see the smiles of local people at O.G.A's events, you know the reason why you continue. So if you can, always remember for whom you are doing what you do".
Our team has also discovered that this sense of responsibility and feeling of value that we get as volunteers by giving back –it doesn’t just apply to us - it is how survivors recover.
When we bring that energy to the survivors of the disaster in Tohoku - by continuing to be there for them when the attention of the world has moved on - we become a catalyst for passing on that inspiration and can-do attitude to the community when it matters most.
The biggest fear we hear from survivors is: “Don’t forget us.”
We can remind them they are not forgotten.
let's get Started
- I am an individual
- I want to help implement recovery strategies for disaster and crisis survivors. To campaign so that the voices of those who would otherwise get left behind can be heard.
- As an International School
- After a disaster, many families get left behind. By engaging our schools community, we want to support these survivors immediate and long-term recovery.
- As a Corporation
- As a business, we want to support disaster and crisis recovery by engaging our employees in effective humanitarian aid. The Corporate-NPO alliance provides the opportunity for long-term, empowering recovery projects.
- As Local Goverment
- We want to develop sustainable Communitiy Renewal Projects for surviving communities. Immediately empowereing the survivors to rebuild as directly and quickly as possible is paramount. Strong NPO-Local Government collaborations help implement disaster preparadness, education and management strategies before hand.
You can make a difference every day. From distributing essential supplies to underpriviledge communities to teaching and educating local residents to working on economic recovery projects there is much to be done and hands on support is appreciated and needed.
Volunteer at an event
"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart"
Volunteer on the field
"I always wondered why somebody did'nt do something about that. Then I relaized I am somebody"
Organize an event
"Stop wishing. Start doing"
Provide specialized skills
"Of course I talk to Myself. Sometimes I need expert advice"
We are excited to have you join us!
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