Characteristics of JOYFUL
Child poverty is not only a problem of the underdeveloped countries. In fact, Japan is currently dealing with growing social inequality and widening income gap. Have you noticed that the children's poverty rate is increasing significantly and the worse environment surrounding children is rising rapidly? Children from poor families, single-parent families and those under state care are experiencing several difficulties. Poverty causes a lot of problems such as educational gap, abuse, crime and so on. Some children even have to give up going on to high school or college, thereby leading to a devastating effect on them. JOYFUL is an NPO whose volunteers are mostly foreigners who love Japan. They want to make a difference in this country. As such, they dedicate and share their time to teach English as well as give love, affection and attention to the children at the orphanages.
3 Main beneficial activities to support the Children's Homes
Our foreign volunteers teach English classes to children under state care. They not only teach children passionately but also show them that they are being loved and cared for because it's what the children need.
Through communicating with foreign volunteers who love Japan, the children grow to become better individuals who can contribute to society and adapt to a globalized society.
To help the children in need, we work with private and corporate sectors as well as local communities to support our activities.
Information (click the captions below to watch the videos)
- Computer class to raise funds for our projects.
- Blessing of the new stairs at a Thousand Smile Orphanage which JOYFUL donated.
- Feeding program at the Daycare Center of Barangay Libertad, Siargao Island.
- General Assembly Meeting to update all the members of last year's achivements and plan upcoming events.
- Newsletter - Featured in Star Studio Magazine October 2015.
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- Unpredictable opening
- "Volunteering in Tokyo with the JOYFUL Group" is placed in "Taiken Japan" of magazine
- "Group offers free English to kids in care in Japan and aid to children in Philippines" is placed in "The Japan Times"