A new men’s dormitory for participants, volunteers and staff members was completed on the ARI campus last Thursday. The new construction is part of the rebuilding efforts of ARI, after the March 11, 2011 earthquake disaster.
The new dormitory is divided into two parts. One big building is for training participants, volunteers and working visitors, a smaller one is meant for on-campus staff, couples and special guests. Vastly improved from the previous dormitory, the new constructions include new features such as solar panels for hot water and floor heating, special windows for better insulation, more storage and a communal room.
Funding for the dormitory was mainly provided by the kind support of the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (US) and Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (Germany) and the United Methodist Commitee on Relief (US).