Youth from "Support Our Kids" in Lausanne

Young students from Fukushima visited Switzerland for two weeks, thanks to an invitation from the Swiss embassy in Japan. The youth were part of the program "Support Our Kids", in which the Swiss Embassy in Japan participates and brings support to children affected by the 2011 tsunami.

They spent a week in Lausanne and met the Organizational Committee of the next Youth Olympic Games as well as the president of the IOC Thomas Bach. The president further invited them to join him in Fukushima where he will be attending one of the baseball matches during the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.

The young students stayed with families from Champittet College in Lausanne during their trip.

Photo: ©IOC / Greg Martin