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PoH #52: Nakazato Elementary School

Playground of Hope #52

Address: 5-7-1 Nakasato, Ishinomaki, Miyagi-ken

Installation date: November 15th, 2015

Sponsor: Morgan Stanley

Background:
On 3.11, the grounds of Nakazato Elementary School was filled with water from the tsunami and the gym quickly became filled with evacuees from the city of Ishinomaki. Despite this, the local community and children worked hard to hold their sports festival that year. Many children from other elementary schools in area also transferred to Nakazato ES, as their schools were unusable. After cleaning the grounds, a temporary school was set-up for the students of Minato Junior High School.

PoH was happy to help promote the use of the wide grounds, now that they have been cleared for the children to play. Along with the volunteers from our sponsor, Morgan Stanley, we worked on a rainy wet day to put in a beautiful new play set. And on the following day, the children came to help us prepare for a delicious BBQ and day of play in the gym with Imagination Playground. Here’s to making new fun memories at Nakazato ES.

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