"Getting local buy-in is vital in the project. The more we got them involved, the more we had a chance of these things becoming sustainable into the future.”
"The actual process was challenging - you learn so much. It's full-on; they involve you. I learned how they constructed it and why, from the foundation to the roof.”
Karen Parker-homeowner, Parker Residence
"Sometimes we feel overwhelmed with the many challenges that lay ahead. However, when we see the smile on children’s faces at the youth center, it motivates us to do more and makes it all worth it.”
Naomi Sato-Kitakami "We Are One" Market and Youth Center
"Amidst all our students, some may become lawyers, others become doctors or architects that help this country, and the first step is this school."
Wilson D’Or-headmaster,Collège Mixte Le Bon Berger
Location: Tohoku, Japan
Architecture for Humanity is collaborating with local design and construction professionals to reconstruct the northern region of Japan, where the earthquake and tsunami hit on March 11, 2011. It has been three years since the disaster, but many communities still need assistance in long-term reconstruction.
Recovery from disaster requires a holistic approach. The integration of construction services with business support services is key to the long-term economic recovery of the region. Makibiz, our regional office in Japan, provides design, construction, and business development services to communities in the Tohoku region.
This year we will look beyond "post-disaster reconstruction," and continue working with people who are building an active and resilient future of Tohoku. We welcome your continuous support and the opportunity to partner with you.
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