Ocean Clean up – May 14.

On may 14th, we went to Yuigahama beach to clean up the ocean. We picked up garbages that was along the ocean. There wasn’t much garbage around the ocean but we found a lot of packages of snacks. We saw a lot of crows which were messing around with the garbages and also for the foods, the crows made a lot of mess. One of the problem on Saturday was that only three people who were all in ocean clean up participated so it was difficult to clean up effective since we needed more participants. Output next goal is to gather more participants to clean up more effect fly and our ideas on making this happen is to make a competition out of how much garbage you collected so that more people would participate in ocean clean up.

Reflection of the Year

Hi, we are the Animal Shelter Group.

We are very pleased with the donation that we were able to make for KSPCA (Kanagawa Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals/神奈川県動物愛護協会). We think that it was very successful.

However, after the visit that we had, we were unsure of what to do. There wasn’t exactly much time, and we wanted to do something small-scale.

We decided to create a poster about preventing “unneeded” animals. Animals can grow its number very quickly, and it is important to sterilise those animals, especially cats.

The poster is like this:

We could put this online. We are hoping to raise awareness of this problem.

Overall, we think that we did well this year. Next year, there probably won’t be anyone in the group, but we are hoping to see action made for abandoned animals.

Elementary Assembly Reflection

Hello 🙂

Last Friday, we have done a simple game at the Elementary School Assembly. Our aim of this game was to make people be aware of how it is to live with a disability like blindness. 

Somethings we did well;
  • We were able to fit our game in time
  • We chose an appropriate age of kids so that they could answer the question at the end
Things we could improve;
  • it might have been better to ask a little bit more questions
  • we could have been more organized because we put the notebooks on the floor so only the front row could see them
  • we could have done more than just notebooks because it was probably too easy and short


Here are photos of how it looked like;

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Thanks For Reading ♡

Red and White Reflection Part 2.

The Red and White committee assembled some things we found good and could improve on for next year’s Red and White. We held our second concert in April.

We found that planning and making sure everyone knows what they are doing is one of the most important things. Having lists and shared documents and a set schedule helped us stay on track. Also chasing the charity earlier on helped us.

Improvements can be made both backstage and on-stage. We thought a video promotion for the concert can be a fun way to advertise the concert. Also a reward for the winner could be nice, a small prize. We noticed announcing the colour of the performances in important. At the concert it is very crucial to keep reminding the audience why the concert is being held, which is for charity. At the beginning of the concert we had the Chiku group talk about their group and cause to give the audience a good understanding about the charity. We had a game in our second red and white, which was a fun way to get the audience involved. But it went on for too long and we had to rush it at the end.

Overall making the concert interesting and exciting will make it successful.

Fruit Delivery for the Chiku Center!

Over the course of the past month/two months, we, the Chiku Center group have made a goal to purchase fruits using the money collected at the Red and White charity concert. We started off by writing a proposal to the R&W committee regarding the things we would of liked to do with the kind donations from the YIS community. We were fortunate enough to receive the money and visited a local supermarket on May/11/2016 (Wednesday) to purchase a total of 150 apples, and 126 Oranges! Then, on Friday May/12/2016, we took the fruits down to the Chiku Center.

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Once again, we would like to thank everyone who donated the money to this charity as without the fruits, we would have been unable to put a smile on the homeless’ face.

Chiku Center