VIDEO: TOMODACHI Goldman Sachs Music Outreach Program
In 2013, with generous support from Goldman Sachs Gives, the TOMODACHI Initiative established the TOMODACHI Goldman Sachs Music Outreach Program. The program is offered by the “Young Americans,” an American non-profit organization that provides educational outreach through music and dance. The Young Americans visit schools in the Tohoku region, which was devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake, and create musical performances with the students in just one or two days. The participants of the program use the universal language of music to learn to respect one another’s strengths and explore their own possibilities. The program remains closely linked to Tohoku, providing emotional support for over 12,000 youth in the region and filling them with hope and energy.
To commemorate the eighth year anniversary of the unprecedented disaster, we created a short film introducing the program, and showing our journey in Tohoku.