Gift an unforgettable rafting adventure to children at Mirai no Mori
Experiencing the thrills of teamwork in action
Stream Climbing during the 2014 Summer Camp
Did you ever go camping when you were young?
Many of us have fond memories of playing all day in forests and rivers, and cooking meals over an open fire. Lulled to sleep
at night by chirping insects and rustling leaves, then woken at
daybreak by a chorus of birdsong. Experiences in the great outdoors have
an immeasurable impact on our lives, helping form who we are today.
Experiences such as these are out of reach for some 30,000 children who live in institutional care around Japan. Mirai no Mori creates life-changing outdoor programs through three core elements of ‘Outdoor Adventure’, ‘Real life English’, and ‘Ongoing Mentoring’ to help create brighter paths to their future.
The final activity planned for this year’s summer camp is a "River Rafting Adventure." The
river rafting experience begins with a mix of unease and excitement at
facing the rushing and roaring river to the goal 5km downstream.
Children work together, paddling and balancing the raft through the
rapids. The teamwork required to control the speed and direction of the
rafts draws on communication skills and teamwork nurtured during the
course of camp, creating a huge sense of achievement and lasting bonds
upon reaching the goal.
Without sufficient support, children in institutional care often struggle as they step out
into the world at age 18. Our goal is to support these children to
create a better future for themselves, and society as a whole.
total of 1 million yen will enable all children at camp this summer to
experience the thrills of rafting, giving them the courage to steer
their lives in a better direction. If we don’t reach to 1 million yen, we won’t be able to receive any donation. If you share our dream of supporting these children to create a brighter future, please consider donating to this cause.
Polaris Project Japan | Program Officer
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Degree Preferred: MA; BA required
Type: Full Time
Salary: 3,000,000～3,500,000yen/year dependent on experience and qualifications
Start Date: Available immediately
Languages Required: English, Japanese Position Description: Polaris Project is an internationally recognized organization headquartered in the United States that has been working to combat human trafficking and modern-day slavery since 2002. Polaris Project Japan (PPJ) is a registered independent nonprofit located in Japan whose operations began in 2004.This position would be employed by Polaris Project Japan exclusively and would be located in the Tokyo. PPJ is one of the only nonprofit organizations working to fight human trafficking in Japan. Polaris Project has operated a local office in Tokyo, Japan since 2004. This office – Polaris Project Japan (PPJ) – is currently seeking a Program Officer, who will be primarily responsible for our public commu…
April 14-17, Black Stripe Theater will present the
acclaimed documentary playSEVEN @ Sangubashi
Transmission Theater SEVENWritten
byPaula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff,
Anna Deavere Smith and Susan YankowitzSEVEN tells the true stories of seven women who
bravely fought for the well-being of women, families, and children around the
globe: in Russia, protecting women from domestic violence; in Cambodia,
rescuing girls from human trafficking; in Guatemala, giving voice to the
poor; in Afghanistan, empowering rural women; in Nigeria and Pakistan,
fighting for women’s education and rights; and in NorthernIreland,
promoting peace and equality.SEVEN
will be directed by Rachel Walzer and produced by
Sarajean Rossitto. Performances:
April 14 (Thurs) 7:30pm
April 15 (Fri) 7:30pm
April 16 (Sat) 2:00pm & 7:30pm
April 17 (Sun) 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Tickets - minimum donation per person * 3500 yen – for all reservations and
payments made before April 1 4000 …
April 16, Wesley Center, 4:30pm.
DAJ Teach-In on the Environment.
Three panelists - a
scientist, environmental consultant, and environmental educator, all DAJ
members - will discuss climate change, environmental policy, and tips
on political and personal action to help bring about political change.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/279809495782145/