Children play soccer outside an evacuation center run by Living Dreams.
Living Dreams is a non-governmental organization established under International Educational Association for Children (IEAC). Living Dreams supports children’s homes in Tokyo and Tohoku.
Direct Relief has supported Living Dreams with cash grants to fund earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster relief and recovery efforts.
Since the disasters, Living Dreams has been assessing needs and supporting children’s homes in the affected region. Living Dreams’ needs range from very basic household items to support for more enriching programs. Collaboration between Direct Relief and Living Dreams is focused on an education and support system for children living at Souma Aiikuen Children’s Home in Souma City in Fukushima Prefecture.