KIWL 2022 Events

by YouMeWe NPO
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KIWL 2022 Events
KIWL 2022 Events
KIWL 2022 Events
KIWL 2022 Events
KIWL 2022 Events
KIWL 2022 Events
KIWL 2022 Events

Get fit and give back” continues to be the mantra of the Knights in White Lycra. They have never let the pandemic get in the way of their mission, and have been champions of adjusting, and re-inventing when they need to make something happen. This year we were so happy to welcome back one of our favorite events live and in-person: The KIWL Tokyo Imperial Palace Run/ Walk. We had a fantastic two-day event, with teams from Clifford Chance, Robert Half, Robert Walters, RGF, Specialized Group, Boyd Moore, and Platinum Training, raising more than ¥800,000 for our efforts to help the children we serve! The weather was beautiful, and the energy among the volunteers and participants was palpable. On Saturday, we were also graced with the presence of the British Ambassador to Japan, Julia Longbottom (who is also a veteran of the KIWL 500km bike ride.) Meanwhile, YouMeWe has been doing the best they can despite covid lockdowns and other obstacles, meeting weekly with children in the homes. They’ve been holding both socially distanced coding classes at St. Francis Children’s home and working remotely with volunteer instructors to build typing software and other tools for teaching. We also are teaching HTML courses and IT Passport lessons. We have very talented volunteers from around the globe donating their time to teach online and mentor the children in person. After KIWL member Andy Abbey's ride along the coast of Japan, we mapped the children's homes along the route and began calling them to see if they were interested in joining our program or receiving computers and technology assistance. Donated machines are brought in and the kids are updated with new operating systems and then delivered to the orphanages. Several hundred laptops have been promised to us, as companies are refreshing their inventory and more people are working from home. This allows us to not only upgrade the original laptops bought in 2013 but expand our reach to as far south as Nagasaki, 4 new homes in Kyoto, and 1 in Osaka as we continue to teach weekly in Nagoya, Tokyo, and Tohoku. Looking forward, we are very excited about the June KIWL 500km cycling challenge as well as the GoGo Run in November, finishing the year with the KIWL Santa Ride in December. We really appreciate everyone's continued support and continually marvel at how much we are able to accomplish with your generous help. Thank you, YouMeWe NPO 


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Location: Nakano-ku, Tokyo - Japan
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @YouMeWe7
Project Leader:
Michael Clemons
Nakano ku, Tokyo Japan
$27,785 raised of $80,000 goal
238 donations
$52,215 to go
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