EAU CLAIRE, Wis (WEAU)-After an all-expenses paid trip to Japan through the Kizuna project a group of Eau Claire High School students is sharing what they learned with the community
Twenty-two North and Memorial High School seniors were selected by the Japanese Government to participate in the Kizuna Project.
The program was set up following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami to teach young people from around the world about the disaster. The Eau Claire students were part of the 5th trip of around 200 students from the country.
The students spent 10 days in Japan. They heard from survivors of the disaster and were able to visit areas still recovering. One of the most eye-opening experiences, students said, was in Sendai. Sendai is one of the hardest hit areas in the Japan. There the students visited a memorial for the thousands of people that died.
Memorial Senior Sydney Wolfe says she was amazed not only by the destruction but by the resilience of the community.