The Terror Of Tohoku
In March of 2011, a horrific earthquake off the coast of Tōhoku hit hard. 15,894 people were confirmed to be dead after the incident, with over 6,000 injured and over 2,500 missing.
The earthquake, known as the Great East Japan earthquake, was the most powerful recorded earthquake to hit Japan. The destruction was immeasurable.
Alongside the thousands of deaths were destroyed homes and buildings – over 127,000 buildings completely collapsed, almost 273,000 half collapsed, and almost 748,000 were damaged. 4.4 million Japanese households went without electricity and 1.5 million without water. The damage made this the costliest natural disaster in the recorded history of natural disasters.
The First Creative Dance Class In Rwanda Is Magical
Rwanda is a beautiful country, but it lacks artistic outlets for its children. Though there are very few outlets for creativity in Rwanda, there is one creative dance class students can attend – Ballet Rwanda.
Caroline, a woman who traveled the world with her parents in a gypsy-styled life, grew to love dance. In 2008, she raised $10,000 in hopes to open a successful dance center in Rwanda because the lack of creative outlets frustrated her. It has grown phenomenally and allows children from all over the world to dance their hearts out in front of enormous crowds.