On March 11, 2011, Japan was struck by a disaster of unprecedented scale – devastation on three levels: an earthquake, a tsunami, and nuclear plant meltdowns. Not only has this disaster claimed the lives of thousands, it has caused unimaginable grief for countless others who have lost everything they owned.
We established BEYOND Tomorrow to support the young victims who, despite facing great adversity, did not lose hope and continued to embrace a dream to give back to society in the future.
By offering scholarships to attend top-class universities domestically and abroad, as well as providing leadership training, BEYOND Tomorrow aims to give these young men and women the opportunity to continue pursuing their dreams and become leaders of tomorrow.
It is precisely because they have suffered such a devastating experience that these young people can empathize with people across the world and be an active global citizen. We would like to offer our unwavering support for such motivated young people.
Our goal is “nurturing people” through a multi-faceted approach. In order to do so and to maximize our impact, we must effectively engage the support from our various stakeholders and mobilize all of the resources we have on hand. We aim to strengthen our understanding from all perspectives: the situation the young people are in within the Tohoku region; the current unmet needs on-site; domestic and international fundraising methods; cooperation with other organizations; promotion of advocacy; and knowledge of business administration. As such, we plan to work closely with our diverse set of stakeholders, such as the government, businesses, academic institutions, NGOs, and the media.
Our greatest hope is that BEYOND Tomorrow can help these young victims identify a dream, pursue it – and realize it, becoming a leader both on a domestic and global scale.
Thank you for your generous support for BEYOND Tomorrow and for encouraging these promising young men and women to overcome adversity and pursue their dreams.
Global Fund for Education Assistance
Executive Director, Member of the Board