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 Education  Japan Project #33595

Digital Citizens

by YouMeWe NPO Vetted since 2018 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
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Summary

Starting with career assessment tests for the future, we have several programs where the children living in group homes in Japan can choose to sign up & pursue the skills we are helping them with. 1) NightZooKeeper English training which is a game and online 2) Helping connect children with elderly to teach them ICT Skills (how to Skype, how to use a smart phone and order online as career training 3) Train them to be Japanese language instructors for the future and 4) Robotics courses & coding.

$10,000
total goal
$3,893
remaining
63
donors
2
monthly donors
6
months

Challenge

The 30,000 children living in institutionalized homes across Japan are typically well cared for by a small yet dedicated staff. Ratio of staff members to children can often be as high as 1 adult to 6 kids. Although many of the homes have structured their environments into smaller family units to create a more personal space, it is difficult to offer consistent, individualized attention and guidance as they navigate from primary through high school and begin to consider their future options.

Solution

Our NPO creates programs that help promote: Digital literacy that will expand their technical skills and keep them current with today's technology and unlock more options for secondary education or a job. Communication skills through language training, writing programs, cultural exchanges and a summer arts camp that improve a child's ability to effectively communicate and engage with others in a positive way. Connectedness with others in the community and around the world

Long-Term Impact

Our primary mission is to help children growing up in institutionalized homes prepare for life outside the home once they reach the age of 18. We offer support programs that increase a child's opportunity to become a productive and financially independent young adult in their community. This means helping kids develop and hone critical skills such as language, writing, digital literacy, etc., and ultimately increase confidence levels that can lead to new opportunities and choices in the future.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.youmewenpo.org
YouMeWe Blog
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Organization Information

YouMeWe NPO

Location: Nakano-ku - Japan
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @YouMeWe7
Project Leader:
Michael Clemons
Nakano-ku, Japan
$6,107 raised of $10,000 goal
 
74 donations
$3,893 to go
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