Let’s save kids in Okinawa who lacks proper meals beside school lunch provide a day! Donate 500 yen for saving two basic meals!
– Do you know that Kid’s poverty rate in Okinawa is cut above, the worst in Japan?
Compare to Tokyo, 2.9 times more kids in Okinawa are suffering from dairy necessity including foods. Your heartfelt even 500 yen (5 dollar) can save kids with two meals!
After a thorough research, Representative Kazumi Sunagawa,and her volunteer group colleagues, the area called “Gintengai ” in the mid of empty shopping street area “2-3 km away from the largest Air Force Camp “Kadena” was spotted as one of the most devastating areas for poverty among kids
Okinawa Times, a local newspaper heightened her “Kodomo Café” (here is a link of the article.
Poverty rate among kids has been increasing year by year across all of Japan. This year, it hits 16.3 %(average), the record high in Japan history, meantime, poverty rate of Okinawa more than double which is 29.9%. Tokyo 10.3 %–signifying that Okinawan kids are almost three times more suffering from lack of dairy necessity.
Why such a huge disparity of wealth occurs between Okinawa and mainland of Japan?
Ms. Kazumi Sunagawa, a local resident in the city of Okinawa launched so called “Kodomo Café (Kids’ Café)” last January with her strong desire to stop bad poor circle.
“Kodomo Café” is located in an edge of shut down shopping street called “Ginten-Gai” in the district of Teruya, in Okinawa city. Tracing back to its history, the area was a “red-district” (sex industry town) for African American soldiers based in “Kadena”, the Asia’s biggest airforce camp. Kazumi insists, today’s poverty among kids in this distric is a negative heritage of war. One of the biggest heritages of the war is “military camps”.
We deliver some foods to family that are beeing surportive.
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We give many opportunities for children(volunteer,dance,art,study,foods).
through these opportunities help children growth.
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Even though we receive some government subsidies for human resource, in terms of financial resource, it is far from sufficiency. “We worry all ways, whether or not the subsidies from government will cut off and my café will be driven into wreckage ”.
“Kodomo Café” calls for aides across all over the world in regards to two issues. One is “Volunteer Workfoce” who cooks and plays with kids and another “Donation”.
Please support “ Kodomo Café” in the city of Okinawa.
Here is the banking transfer information of “Kodomo Café”
Call for Donation from all over the world
|Account With Bank||MIZUHO BANK, LTD|
|Branch Name||NAHA BRANCH|
|BTANCH ADRESS||3-1-1 KUMOJI, NAHA CITY, OKINAWA, JAPAN
|BANK SWFIT CODE||MHCBJPJT|
|BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER||1914314|
|BANK HOLDER||IPPAN SHADAN HOUJIN KODOMO FOOD BANK KFB|
|BANK HOLDER’s Address||1-28-17,Teruya Okinawa City, Okinawa|