Helping children look to the future

Elem Iwaki Opening

Set to open in May, Elem, which means education in Arabic, is a project managed by the City of Iwaki and Junior Achievement in Japan, and funded by the Qatar Friendship Fund. It’s designed to give visiting school groups the opportunity to undertake life lessons and gain skills that will be crucial to them in the future.

Set in a simulated city, students will have the opportunity to spend the day as an adult citizen and design their own life-plans. In these unique facilities they will learn more about possible future occupations and skills including banking, utilities, saving, and the utilization of money in their daily lives.

Child education is one of the three pillars of Qatar Friendship Fund’s efforts; fisheries and healthcare initiatives are the other two. Set to benefit 44,000 people both directly and indirectly, Elem will target schoolchildren from around the Tohoku region.


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