The OECD-Tohoku School Project was founded after the earthquake in Japan in 2011. It had the ambitious goal to turn the tragedy into an opportunity. 100 junior and senior high school student, supported by the Japanese Ministry for Education, Fukushima University, local stakeholders and the OECD worked with their teachers and members of the community to draw attention to the region. Moreover they helped students to overcome their losses.
During the process the students became very innovative, collaborative and good leaders. Due to their very impressive work they could make an exhibition in Paris, which showed the recovery. Furtheremore they let 8 eight giants balloons fly at the Eiffel Tower.