JIES News 2013-2014

Soma Outreach

The mining disaster in the Turkish community of Soma killed many of the men of Soma, leaving their wives and children without a way to support their family. JIES has a practice of reaching out to help during such emergencies, and we as a school community decided to lead a sponsored reading campaign. To raise money for the victims' families the children participated in a sponsored read-a-thon. Parents and JIES community either pledged a single amount that they would like to donate, or an amount for every five minute period of reading that the students completed. It enabled our students to raise awareness of the responsibility we have as global citizens to help when we learn that a community is in need. We were able to raise around 130.000 Yen for the victims of Some mining disaster.