It was a great end to the year in Japan as our affiliate, Step Forward APU, raised a fantastic ¥29,450 (AU$303) as a result of their 'Recycle Happiness' campaign. The group collected second-hand items and 'recycled' them in the Tenkusai Festival of the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Beppu, Japan.
The campaign was a great success, not only with all the funds raised going directly towards StepForward's housing projects in Vinh Long, but also a great way of connecting students and teachers of different nationalities and backgrounds within a collective social effort. As well as this, there were many local residents from Beppu in attendance who were able to learn more about our projects, furthering our connection with the local community there.
Our first housing project, 'Brick by Brick' will begin in just over 3 weeks so Step Forward APU's contribution is a massive help! You can learn more about the project here and if you would like to donate, you can do so via the button below.
Thanks for your support!