Students Support Recovery From Rain

Students support recovery from rain

High school students in western Japan are raising funds to help their city recover from devastating rain by selling their own products.

The city of Kurashiki in Okayama Prefecture suffered torrential downpours in July.

Four high schools are working on a project to develop food and other items using local produce and will donate part of the proceeds to the city to help with relief efforts.

On Sunday, about 20 students gathered at a department store in the city and put more than 10 items on sale.

Students at Kurashiki Suisho High School developed jelly drinks made from locally-grown peaches and grapes. They selected fruit and designed the packaging themselves.

A 68-year-old woman in the city praised the project and said she wants to enjoy her purchases with her whole family.