On average, it can be projected that 1/3 of the children living in orphanages in Japan want to be reunited with their families. One-third are happy where they are and one-third do not feel they have a voice.
For the one-third who wish to be reunited with their families, we have endeavored to start a Social Impact Bond to support Youkikai Net https://youkikai.net/ who do training for abusive parents to create a pathway for them to be reunited with their children and also do training for parents before they start on the path of building a family so they are aware of their trigger areas.
We are seeing a rise in abuse cases in Japan over 200,000 recently. Cases do not mean a case per child as a case could involve many children. While the number of car accidents reached over 300,000 we find that as a society we are putting more time, money, and energy into making cars safer and as a result fatalities from car accidents have declined. Why are we not doing the same to address child abuse cases and breaking the multi-generational cycle of trauma and abuse?
In a nutshell, 6.8% of Japanese families have one parent. Of the abusive families, 39% of the one-parent families are women abusers and various other combinations.
For single mothers, abuse is: 23% is physical abuse; 50% is neglect, 26% is mental while sexual abuse is small across all categories; at least of the ones reported.
For single fathers, abuse is: 45% physical, 34% neglect and 21% mental.
The level of 4 which is the most horrific, is handled by the group in Nagoya. 62% of their re-training seminar attendees are women and 37% men.
This Social Impact Bond is the first of its type as far as we can ascertain. The structuring will be done by our colleagues in Australia who have had great success with marginalized children reaching adulthood.
We will then continue to seek the support of the local government as it is $1,000,000USD to have a child in institutional care in Japan from 2 years old to 18 years.
We look to raise the initial funds to structure the bond and then will seek funding in the millions in order to save projected millions per ten children we are able to reunite with their families.
Our target is for the government to pay back the bondholders plus alpha financial return coupled with the social impact return.
Much effort is focused on the results of childhood trauma, lets be a part of the solution.
Founder, YouMeWe NPO
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