AJET Relief Fund: Typhoons 15 & 16, Talas, Roke


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Earlier this year, the Association for Japan Exchange and Teaching (AJET) established a monetary relief fund in order to provide JET program participants affected by the March 11th disasters with financial aid. The fund has been open for a period of seven months as JETs from the Tohoku region applied for various levels of assistance to recuperate the cost of lost or damaged personal belongings. After all the applications were processed, a portion of the donated funds remained.

Last month, a series of typhoons hit the coast of Japan, resulting in flooding and landslides across several prefectures in several regions. In the spirit of the fund’s original intention, which was to help JETs heavily affected by natural disaster, AJET has decided to accept applications from JETs who have been financially affected by the damage caused by Typhoon Talas.

To apply for monetary assistance from the AJET Relief Fund, please go to here and fill out the application form with the details of what damages have been sustained. A confirmation of your application will be sent to you from AJET.

* The AJET Relief fund will remain open to applications until the end of 2011, or until the funds have been depleted. Please note that all applications will be kept strictly confidential.