News List on April, 2011

East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami UNESCO Associated Schools ESD Support Fund
18 April 2011

The Magnitude 9.0 Earthquake and subsequent Tsunami on 11 March 2011 devastated many communities of East Japan. East Japan is one of the places in Japan where ESD is spread with innovative ideas. Many UNESCO Associated Schools (ASPnet) including 33 in Kesennuma, and many others in different localities such as Shiroishi, Sendai, Marumori, Iwanuma, Kakuta, Kurihara, Ogawara, Tagajo, Tomiya, and Morioka are the schools that have been actively implementing ESD. These schools and communities hosted many teachers and experts from in and outside of Japan and participated in many international teachers exchange programmes on ESD and ASPnet.
In order to help to facilitate education recovery by schools and communities in affected areas with BBB (“Building Back Better”) spirit, ACCU would like to support them by mediating donation support. The monetary donation will be handed on by ACCU to the local governments (boards of education) in the affected area with ASPnet and participations in exchange programmes through ACCU.
We are anticipating your strong support.

■Intended Purpose
-Restoration for utilities of schools
-Purchasing equipments and learning materials
-Mid- and long-term reconstruction of education
■Period
Until the end of December 2013
■Mode of Remittance of your donation
(1)Bank
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
-Branch Name: Kagurazaka Branch
(Address: 3-7 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan)
-Account Holder: Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO
-Account Number: 052-0057529
-Swift Code: BOTKJPJT

Japan Post Bank
-Account Number: 00190-6-710703
-Account Holder: ACCU
* The cost of transferring money is needed when you send remittance. The cost depends on the stated fee of each country.

(2)International Postal Money Order
-Remittance Address:
6 Fukuromachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-8484 JAPAN
Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO
TEL: +81-3-3269-4435/4559
FAX: +81-3-3269-4510
* The cost of transferring money depends on the stated fee of each country.

Note: We do not take remittance by “check” because of the high cost of transaction

■Contacts
General Affairs Division
Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU)
Mr. Shimazu Masakazu, Ms. Doi Midori
Tel: +81-3-3269-4435 Fax: +81-3-3269-4510
Email: general@accu.or.jp

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