メディア掲載情報 – Willouhby Council New Letter

ウィロビーカウンシルニューズレター(2011/9/8)

ウィロビーカウンシルニューズレター、及び、Street Corner に以下が編集掲載されています。

Children enjoys a day with Willoughby Council Bushcare team.

Along with host families, the children from Fukushima, Japan were invited by Willoughby Council to an Aboriginal performance by Mr. Walangari Karntawarra. They enjoyed his dijiridoo music, dream time story and Emu dance at Warners Park Centre on 11th August 2011.

Ten children, aged between 9 and 16, were given an opportunity during Japan’s school holiday in August to escape from the fear of exposure to radioactive substance from Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant by “Rainbow Stay Project”, a volunteer group of Sydney North Shore mothers. Outdoor activity has been restricted or banned for many months since the earthquake, and children were having difficulty to find safe things to eat at home.

Willoughby Council supported this Project and organized a day with Aboriginal performance and bush walk guided by its Bushcare team.

The children said that they enjoyed their time in Sydney, its nature so rich with wild animals and birds they have never seen before. They appreciated the kindness given by the people, and felt welcomed during their stay.

Volunteers plan to continue supporting the children of Fukushima with short and long term homestay program in Sydney, until Fukushima becomes safe.

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