Dear GobalGiving Donors to Kirarin Kids,
Thank you very much for supporting NPO Kirarin Kids Childcare Support (KKCS) inRikuzen Takada City, Iwate Prefecture. Three people have been operating tosustain their activities, which came to win a Childcare Support Award from theYomiuri Newspaper in November 2011. The DSIA in cooperation with the NiizaChildcare Support Network (NCSN) is trying to build the capability of the NPOKKCS in order to have them serve a bigger area of Iwate Prefecture. We arehoping that they can develop themselves to become the center of childcaresupport in the disaster-stricken Iwate area which requires capability to copewith very unusual children's and parents' (or parent's) psychologicalconditions. A few professors from Sophia University in Tokyo expressed theirwillingness to give special training or talks on their specialization inRikuzen Takada, so that three people in the KKCS can develop the basiccapability to judge about difficult conditions of children. The originaldonation to the DSIA from the GlobalGiving finances these professors to travelto Rikuzen Takada. In order to give more concrete training of childcare supportto KKCS people, I have been trying to raise money to develop a system oftraining, so that NCSN can give training to KKCS people. Now, the Japan DisasterRelief Fund Boston (JDRFB) in Boston informed me to support this activity. TheJDRFB support enables the KKCS to hire a few people to create some extra timefor NCSN people to receive pragmatic training and even conduct administrativeworks for them. We will be discussing the details in the remaining period ofthis month how much and how we will implement, given the present financial limitation.The NCSN is now operating in a new, but a very small space as pictures show,but it seems they will have a decent-size space in a public building, accordingto a new city plan for redevelopment, though it may take for a while beforethey will move to a new place. Supports from you and JDRFB will be an enormoushelp to build their capability to become an excellent child-care center in adifficult condition of the disaster-stricken Iwate prefecture. Thanks to yoursupport, we start seeing a little bit of hope to provide support for the KKCSto develop themselves to become an excellent center of childcare support inIwate Prefecture.
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