Children
 Japan
Project #25368

Weekend "Back to Nature program"

by NPO Mirai no Mori
Vetted

Summary

Mirai no Mori creates life-changing outdoor programs for abused, neglected, and orphaned children in Japan, supporting their growth into happy and successful young adults. Our main programs are long residential camps in Summer and Winter, but to have maximum impact there, we also have seasonal weekend "Back to Nature" programs. These are very important for us to mentor them throughout the year, and give the opportunity for them to see positive role models who join the program as volunteers.
$6,000.00
total goal
$2,627.00
remaining
25
donors
0
monthly donors
4
months active

Challenge

Sometimes called orphanages in English, children's homes house children from 1 to 18 years old who cannot be supported by their parents. The children receive a safe place to live, along with support to live independent lives. Children's homes do an admirable job of providing a safe place and the basics for living, but most children still struggle with a host of unmet needs. It adds up to a terrible loss of human potential, and real social and economic costs for Japan.

Solution

Back to Nature aims to encourage corporate members of society to assist those without socio-economic opportunities to pursue their dreams and understand how to succeed in the future. The Programs will provide winning opportunities critical for all parties, offering: - Corporate opportunities for engagement with an unseen population in Japan - Youth opportunities for enhancing their future potential - Children's homes' staff opportunities to experience the outdoors with youth

Long-Term Impact

Youth will bring home a new perspective of nature, enhanced communication skill, and confidence to be creative. With wood craft experience, they will feel the sense of ownership and pride in themselves, which will be carried over to next program for their growth. Volunteers will better understand the challenges and limitations faced by youth growing up in homes without parental support. By spending time with and serving as role models for youth they develop motivation to support the cause.

Resources

http:/​/​mirai-no-mori.jp/​en/​
Mirai no Mori website
Mirai no Mori Facebook

Organization Information

NPO Mirai no Mori

Location: Chofu-shi - Japan
Website: http:/​/​mirai-no-mori.jp/​en/​
Project Leader:
Kozue Oka
Chofu-shi, Japan

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