We are students of Tokyo University of Foreign Language
Studies (TUFS) who study about Africa, and run an
organization called Femmecafe.
We are calling out to people on behalf of a Japanese NGO,
AMDA (Association of Medical Doctors of Asia) in order to
contribute to their relief activities in the disaster-struck
Tohoku (North-east) region.
Currently, the people in the disaster-struck areas are in
acute shortage of doctors and medical supplies. Some
people have lost their lives at the shelters due to lack of
sufficient medical care.
AMDA started operations in disaster areas on March 12,
two days after the earthquake, and it has deployed 6
medical teams to Miyagi, Iwate Prefectures. They are
now setting up a activity base in two communities
(Kamaishi and Otsukicho) in Miyagi Prefecture.
We are asking your cooperation with AMDA not only
because they have 25 year-experiences around the
world as a emergency relief NGO, but because the
activities of the Japanese NGOs are not known abroad,
compared to the ones of the International NGOs. Thus,
it is always a challenge for them to gather enough fund
for their activities.
All kinds of activities are crucial, but since the impact of
this complex disaster may last longer than we wish, we
believe it important to support the efforts of the local
We are still in the phase of relief, thus, we made a
contact with AMDA, and they welcomed our initiatives,
and we are launching this message.
Our organization, Femme Cafe, was established in 2010,
in order to promote active contact and to create strong
tie between the peoples of Africa and Japan through
roasting and selling African women coffee. One of our
missions is bringing people together.
It is our great pleasure if we could promote communication
between those who would like to participate in supporting
the survivors of this disaster and who are on the ground.
The following is the information about AMDA and how you
could support. Thank you very much for reading this
It was founded in 1984 in Japan by medical doctors.
It has carried out the relief activities in the following
locations: in Sumatra, Haiti and Chile.
[about Donations from Overseas]
Account Name: AMDA(Association Medical Doctors of Asia) ,
Address: 3-31-1 Ifukucho, Kitaku, Okayama City, Okayama
700-0013, Japan ,
Name of Bank :The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd.
Name of Branch: Okayama Ekimae Branch
Account #: 0040514 (for transfer in U.S. Dollars only)
**Any commission charges that may occur should be covered
by the donor.
**If you need a receipt please contact info(at)amdainternational.com
**For other forms of donation please refer to
AMDA homepage http://amda.or.jp/ (in Japanese)
[about Femme Cafe]
**We are introducing the activities of AMDA in the disaster
areas. Please send your message to AMDA to us. We shall
send them to AMDA, and AMDA will post your messages on
their homepage later on.
[about TUFS Africa Seminar]
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies,
Dr. Sayaka Funada Classen
3-11-1 Fuchu City, Tokyo 183-8534, Japan
**Thank you very much for your warm understanding with
thestudents initiatives, We appreciate your consideration
towards the people of Tohoku. (Sayaka Funada-Classen)