Our Activities for Landslide Victims since 2007
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Asian Tsunami Damage, December 2004 We Non Profit Organization (NPO) APCAS was formed to support the victims affected by the Asian tsunami occurred in on December 2004. Amount of aid material and human resource were provided input for the major catastrophe from the world, on the other hand, this assistance caused to create crucial problems among the people. A major gap between the area and family, moral hazard both in assistance beneficiaries and providers and various issues raised on the ground through continuous activities made us think about “What is the good assistance and governance?” “What is the happiness and independence?”
In 2007, another 3 year later beyond the tsunami, continual heavy rain had widely set off landslides in the central province as a result of climate change. Unfortunately, this disaster was hidden behind the tsunami reconstruction and, as a result of the assistance for the landslide victims was condensed at that time. To support them, we obtained NPO status in Japan on January 2008.
Landslide Disaster in Central, November 2007Since 2009, we set up our office in Sri Lanka and started to work on wide-range of projects in other area in addition to support landslide victims. In 2010, we obtained NGO status from the NGO Secretariat of Ministry of Defense in Sri Lanka.
Our Name “APCAS” stands for “Action for Peace, Capability and Sustainability” in English, and at the same time, the sound in Ainu language which is the aboriginal language in Hokkaido Japan means ”walking together”. This is why; APCAS has such dual meaning which deeply-committed to our basis for all activities.
From the beginning of our activities, many supporters and friends were sharing the same feeling with us and have freely given their time and resource to help our activities both in Japan and Sri Lanka. Fortunately, some of them join as the advisors, staff members and board members now. We think and will believe that the strong link with such people is the irreplaceable gift to let us “walk forward”.
To build the environment that people can autonomously make a decision about themselves, at the same time, to build the environment that can expand people’s range of life options with people, And to contribute to build a vibrant society with rich diversity.
Long Term Goals
1. Sustainable development based on dialogue and independence.
2. Creating peace and a safe environment for future growth.
1. Dialogue :
firstly, having a dialogue with all relevant people and organizations.
2. Local Resource :
finding and using local resource and networks as possible.
3. Participatory :
involving the whole community including minority as possible.
4. Autonomy :
being made a participatory decision about projects by the community.
5. Peace :
contributing to local stability and building safe environment.
6. Capability :
planning projects which can expand the range of options as possible.
7. Sustainability :
being projects based on longer-term view for the future growth.
Latest Photo and Message
Heavy Rain has caused crucial damage for the people life in North-East area.
APCAS Hakodate Office, Japan
Motomachi 20-15, Hakodate, Hokkaido 040-0054 JAPAN
APCAS Colombo Office, Sri Lanka
19 / 8 Highlevel road, Colombo 05, Sri Lanka
Tel: +94 114361080