Ver.2013/09/19 Specified Non-profit Organization (SNPO) 石巻復興支援ネットワーク Ishinomaki Revival Support Network After the Great East Japan Earthquake, an uncomfortable atmosphere has prevailed our cities and towns. Yappesu-chan has come down to help our communities restore warmth and smiles. Yappesu♡Ishinomaki
About the Ishinomaki Reconstruction Support Network (Yappesu) Specified non-profit corporation Organization name Ishinomaki Reconstruction Support Network Establishment May 2011 (Incorporated in December 2011) Representative Director Yoshie Kaneko Number of staff 10 Turning Ishinomaki into a hospitable and lively city, where Vision each resident takes part in the reconstruction process and everyone can live happily. To foster and support residents voluntarily working for Mission reconstruction towards an improved Ishinomaki Revenue in FY2011 65,299,438 JPY (110,000,000 JPY: Estimate for FY2012) * Original y, the Association for the Consideration of the Environment and Children, which had been engaged in environmental education for children and in the support of parents raising children in Ishinomaki. After the earthquake, the network was established in col aboration with the Joint Project to Support Disaster Sufferers through Coordination with Nonprofits (Tsuna-Pro). It was incorporated in December 2011, and has been popular among residents under the nickname of Yappesu. «Activities overview» 1） Projects to foster leaders for reconstruction (Seminars for entrepreneurs for reconstruction / I’m in love with Ishinomaki / ♡ Yappesu! Support fund for entrepreneurs） 2） Projects to support child-raising mums （Eyes for Future / Mums’cafe / Amanecer and other handcrafts / Yappesu! School for human resource development) 3） Projects to foster children/youth (play parks / newspaper for children, etc. / Ishinomaki reconstruction workcamps） 4） Projects to revive communities focusing on temporary housing (salon activities at meeting places / communal farms / construction of recreational fields) 5） Matching of external organizations / on-site coordination
The Yappesu! Fund for Entrepreneurs - For the Support of Chal enging Youths and Wome × n - [Support details] Offer financial support for 20 entrepreneurs intending to start social busin esses. July 2nd, Kahoku Shimpo • Finding: 2,000,000 JPY to 2,500,000 JPY Seminars for entrepreneurs for • Mentoring reconstruction of Ishinomaki to be held • Training camps in Kobe as follow-up. Mr. Yamazaki was invited as guest [Entrepreneurs engaged in voluntary work for reconstruction] lecturer on the 8th of July. • TEDIC: Mr. Monma – Study support business • Mediage: Ms. Oya – Support in reconstruction of the city through the use of media • Rera: Ms. Murashima – Transportation support business • Itonav: Mr. Furuyama – IT education, software development, offshore businesses
I’m in Love with Ishinomaki ( ♡ Ishikoi) supports small challenges! Project name: I’m in love with Ishinomaki♡ Project Overview: Residents with hobbies and/or special skills, or experts, hold smal -scale programs for experiencing exchanges. In this event, those programs are held simultaneously over a short period of time to create exchanges. The event wil continue to take place several times a year, for the purpose of discovering/fostering leaders for the revitalization of the area. * The event started in the Ishinomaki area on the basis of the hot-spring exposition strategy, which, as a local revitalization method, had achieved a number of results, and as part of METI’s Project to Support the Transfer of Know-how of Social Businesses after the Great East Japan Earthquake. It also imported know-how of Michikusa-komichi (a footpath for strol ing) practiced in Soja City, Okayama, from which the support lasted until March 2013. Overview of the first I’m in Love with Ishinomaki f ♡es tival Schedule for the first event: February 1-17, 2013 26 experts offered programs to let people know about the charms of Ishi nomaki. «Examples of programs» The Narrow Road to the North, Ishinomaki: Taking a walk through the port cit y with Basho Mrs. Takeda’s original kimuchi in the Matsumae style I’m Going to Cook it Today: Cooking class to make Ishinomaki fried noodles Turning pieces of driftwood into a present for someone important Debut of everybody: Live in I ☆ shinomski Website for reference:http://ishikoi.com Please also refer to the attached guidebook.
Activities during the I’m in Love with Ishinomaki fes ♡ tival Weaving spring flowers: Saori Let’s become Sakana-kun (Mr. Let’s make a cajon, Peruvian drum Art on Ogatsu-ishi stone and weaving experience Fish) of Miyagi Mr. Aonuma, is quite a famous cajon fresh seafood dish Ogatsu-ishi Participating children and adults were The sea off the shore of Miyagi is maker. Participants made their own stone seems to be famous conscientiously weaving textiles in world-famous for its abundance of cajon drum, which they played later. nationwide. After finishing drawing colors of their choice. It was a day fish varieties, which makes you on a piece of stone, participants when they al experienced the charm of feel like going diving. enjoyed a fresh bowl of seafood Saori weaving. and rice. Japanese wrapping cloth and (Japanese style) Neapolitan Basics of Japanese cuisine: How to Computer-aided ornament spaghetti Gift from the earth: making a make a broth and cook rice making Participants realized the many ways bracelet of power stones Rice produced in Miyagi is exquisite. A col aborative program by two Japanese wrapping cloths can be used, Participants realized the mystery of Participants learned the basics of experts, in which participants and later enjoyed good-old (Japanese power stones - true cultural Japanese cuisine from a handsome made ornaments by using PCs to style) Neapolitan spaghetti - a very exchange. expert. operate embroidery machines Japanese experience.
Concept illustration for I’m in Love with Ishinomaki♡ People seem to love the new cake we introduced recently. Is there any chance of commercializing it to make it a new specialty of Ishinomaki. (Development of specialties of Ishinomaki) Ne N w w There are few places people can gather. How about opening a cafe serv r i v ces once in a week. (Starting a community cafe) There are a whole variety of hands-on programs and things that seem interesting. Why don’t we visit Ishinomaki to check them out. (Promotion of tourism) We can learn a lot while talking with those people. Is there anything we can do together with them? (Col aboration) Cr C ea e t a ion o n o f commun u i n ty y bu b s u iness e es e / s oci o a ci l a b u b s u iness e es e ， We want to attract and please more participants. Let’s explore an a d n d pr p ob o l b em e sol so vi v ng n Ishinomaki more to find something interesting! (Rediscovering local Exp Ex erts resources) This guidebook seems like a catalogue of the Ishinomaki local people. You can deal with al kinds of situations, including consultations, interviews and opinions. (Mass-circulation of a guidebook) I’m surprised that Ishinomaki has so interesting things! Ishinomaki is Challenge / problem-solving community an exciting place. (Rediscovering local charms) I didn’t know that such cool people lived in Ishinmaki. I want to be a cool person like them. (Rediscovering local charms) I shouldn’t be too nervous because of the smal size. Maybe I wil Particip ci ants Chal enge g s / kn owl w edge g participate as an expert next time. (Offering chal enges) about I shinomaki ki It’s fun to talk with someone new. We may share friends or maybe hobbies. Sometimes talking to new people may lead to a reunion. (Exchange) I find the event a very precious opportunity for our grandmother to go Exchange / mutual support in the out and stay healthy. (Measures for elderly people) Exchange / mutual support in the community t
School for Human Resource Development & Eye s for the Future Yappesu! School for Human Resource Development <Reskilling for employment> <Practical training> <Graduation ceremony> Eyes for the Future <Leading lecturers.> <Improve oneself from the inside> A city shines when women shine in the city!
Hand Craft Businesses Hand crafts for mothers with small children
Support for the creation of communities in temporary housing <Kaisei/Minamizakai districts> <Here comes the Yappesu!> <Construction of recreational fields / Play parks.> <Umakko Farm / Mizunuki Farm>
Major project achievements <Projects to foster leaders for reconstruction> Fostering leaders for reconstruction Reconstruction • Business support: 20 people • Ishikoi: Total number of experts: 72 people • School for human resource development: 50 people → Ten of them still work for reconstruction support organizations • Eyes for the Future: 28 people • Total number of people we supported through our coordination (including par ticipants in training sessions and study tours) – Private sector: More than 2,500 people , Student sector: More than 600 people – Matching: More than 200 cases • Support for hand craft businesses – Total number of people supported: 71 – Total amount of remuneration paid: 11,000,000 JPY – Amanecer gross sales: 14,000,000 JPY • Creation of communities: Total number of people supported – Support for setting up temporary housing: 423 cases, 4,589 (615) people 4 community circles created – Construction of recreational fields / play parks: 500 participants – Umakko/Mizunuki Farms: 31 participants <Support for those who need it>
There is still much more!
Mentoring Private supporters Corporations/NPOs/ Administrative Transfer of know-how Foundations, etc. bodies, etc. We hope more people will be interested in Ishinomaki. O2 Dissemination of information / Communication skills accountability (Reporting, contacting and consultation) Expansion of Expansion of woods forests Mothers participating Leaders for in various activities reconstruction Support for those External supporters 1 who need it Business External supporters 2 plan/Implementation/Support Construction of the frameworks of organizations / organizational management Networks of local mothers