From: Brisbane, Australia
Placement: Sendai, Miyagi
Time on JET: 2015-2019
Favorite MAJET Experience:
My Favorite MAJET experience took place in Spring 2018. Partnering with "Playgrounds of Hope", a group of around 20 ALTs set off for Ishinomaki to help refurbish and maintain a playground set up for children after the Tsunami.
We had to strip back the old paint and fix damage to the wooden frame before we could start applying the new coat of paint and doing some other general maintenance. With such a large group of ALTs, it didn't take us long to get all the work done, so we soon took to picking up rubbish in and around the park to the best of our ability. While not the most glamorous of work, it was nice to be able to give back to Miyagi's community in some small way.