RINRIN Support Fund
The Great East Japan Earthquake Education Support Fund.
As a way to assist in the reconstruction of the Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on March 11th, 2011, RINRI Institute of Ethics established “The Great East Japan Earthquake Education Support Fund” to support education of children and youth and reconstruct the learning environment of the disaster-hit areas. With the hope for people to recover their strength with dignity, courage and vitality, we named the fund “RINRIN Support Fund” ( “RINRIN” connotes “vitality” and “dignified” in Japanese). We raised money from the general public, and with the 300 million yen donation from RINRI Institute of Ethics, the total amount of funds raised reached over 600 million yen.
Use of Funds -1
We provide this scholarship as an aid for high school students with difficulty entering University to not give up their hopes and grow into a person that can contribute to the future of Japanese society. We receive applications from high school students all over Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima Prefectures, and about 10 students are provided tuition covering almost their entire university years. 10 scholars in 2013, 13 in 2014, 11 in 2015, and 14 in 2016 had been selected in the past. We are committed to supporting all of the scholars until they graduate from university.
Use of Funds - 2
We provide subsidies from the total of our funds to organizations or student volunteers dedicated to supporting the education of children and youth and reconstructing the learning environment of the disaster-hit areas, as an aid for them to continue with their support activities. We have supported 23 organizations in total as of today.