Volunteering & Community

Ohana is an active participant in volunteer and community building events in disaster affected areas such as Tohoku  and Tibet, and poverty affected areas such as Cambodia in Southeast Asia.



Ohana International School in Tokyo’s commitment to helping people in the tsunami ravaged areas of Japan is unending. Many friends and families of our Tokyo preschool have visited the area and participated in volunteer clean up and other work, such as our recent collaboration with Place to Grow in Minami Sanriku. We are going to be continuing our collecting and volunteer work for many years. We want to thank those who have participated in these trips so far and look forward to doing much more during the next school year.


Early in 2011, Ohana International School in Tokyo Director, Shelley Sacks, spent time volunteering in Cambodia. Caring for others is a regular topic of discussion among the children and teachers at our Tokyo preschool, and this was a great opportunity for Shelley to “walk the talk” and bring back a wealth of experiences to share with the Ohana community. 


Please see our blog for updates and to learn more about current Ohana specific volunteering and community building activities.