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On November 19. 2016, ChildAid Asia Symposium - Friendship without Borders was held in Singapore.
It was designed as the follow-up symposium of "Future Ready Asia" and to think what we can leave for children in Asia through ChildAid Asia concerts.
The speakers are all producers of ChildAid from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Japan.
There are many opinions raised by audience, and some suggested to create virtual concerts and network by using social media.

ChildAid Asia Symposium_2016.11.19.pdf

LittleCreators Presentation_2016.11.19.pdf

ChildAid_symposium_Report.pdf

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In cooperation with Japan Association of Human Relations
Little Creators presents

Symposium on "Future Ready Asia"

Date & Time:  Jan.7, 2016 : 11:00 -15:00
Venue: G409, Glass Bldg. 4F, Tokyo International Forum
    3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
   
◆Free Admission, but please register first via fax or email.
  FAX. 03-6893-3931 Email. contact@littlecreators.jp

Many governmental and non-governmental organizations are actively working to support the socially vulnerable, including the disabled and those who are disadvantaged in less-fortunate circumstances. Such entities provide educational opportunities, advocate human rights, improve infrastructure and living conditions, while assisting medical needs and creating the employment. However, not much is reported on the outcome.  Rarely do we have updates on whether the vulnerable were able to participate in the society or if any economic disparity was mitigated.  This insufficiency is apparent even in developed countries like Japan, and more so in developing countries.
How can we support and empower these NGO and the vulnerable specifically in Asia? How can we help the vulnerable to actually be inclusive participants of the society? How should we support them find income stream? At this symposium, we would like to discuss the role of NGO from various points of view.


◆Program (Japanese/English Simultaneous Interpretation Available)
11:00 Opening Remarks 
          Kyoko Hasegawa (Director, NPO Little Creators)
11:15 Speaker 1   
          Prof. Nozomi Oyama (Chief Director, Japan Association of Human Relations)
         "Society Aiming for Social Inclusion - Broad-minded Society to Foster Its  Diversity"
11:35 Speaker 2 
          Prof. Machiko Kaida (Chief Director, NPO C-Rights)
         "Children's Right in Asia - Especially the Right to Participate Fully in Family, Culture and Social Life"
11:55  Speaker 3   
           Hon. Mr. Theng Dar Teng (Chairman, NGO Singapore Entrepreneurs
           Association, ASEAN-Japan Business Meeting member, Ambassador to Oman)
          "Financial Support for the Vulnerable"
12:15 Break
13:00 Discussion 
         "Future Ready Asia - New Vulnerable-friendly Platform in Asia"
         MC: Prof. Nozomi Oyama
         Hon. Mr. Theng Dar Teng,
                  Mr. Ralph Lim (NGO the Smile Team, Malaysia),
                  Mr. Hayato Abe and others,
                  Prof. Matsunori Nara (Tokyo University of Science, Suwa)

Future Ready Asia_english.pdf

OB_donation2014.07.19.JPGAsami Wada, Yuji Suzuki , Hidekazu Nakajima, Asuto Kitamura and Rei Nakajima who are all ChildAid Asia alumni made a donation to Little Creators. It is the proceeds that they obtained from their own charity concert "Bridge across the Sea" held in this past May. Asami, Yuji and Hide performed at Tiara Koto so beautifully, and Rei and Asuto supported them as stagehands. Thank you, ChildAid Asia Kids! And thanks to their parents supported their action!


The donation will all go to art workshops for children at nursing homes and to art programmes, which can be platforms for children to present their artistic talents.

"Cultural Exchange Programme of the Youth from Singapore, Malaysia and Japan" will be held from August 22 to September 1. From Japan, Momoko Yaguchi (vocalist), Rei Nakajima (Shakuhachi performer) and Asuto Kitamura (pianist) will be take part in this programme.


In Singapore, they will have some sessions and get togethers with Singaporean youth at the new cultural center called 10square. They will also stay at the homes of Singaporean participants in ChildAid Asia 2014 in Tokyo.


In Malaysia, they will join the jazz workshops together with Malaysian, Singaporean, Indonesian and Philippine children and youth. They will also perform at Child Aid Asia @ KL form August 29 to 31.Lockup1_B_1.jpg


This programme can be realized by support from the Japan Foundation. 

Turner Colour Works Ltd. gave a special huge discount to purchase their "Event Colour" paints in order for children from Misono Kodomo-no-Ie to use for art workshops. Until today, because of the shortage of our budget, we had just had 6 colors. The children learnt how to mix colours to make new colours; however, they came up with the question, "how to make silver and gold?" But now, they have 12 colours, and silver and gold!


Thank you, Turner Colour Works Ltd., for adding more colours to our workshops. Please check our Facebook to see the works created by children from Misono Kodomo-no-Ie.


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There will be the ChildAid Asia Incubation Programme "Friendship Concert" on January 12, 2015 (holiday) as a joint concert by young musicians from Asian countries.

All the participants will spend some time together, collaborate and rehearse for a few days prior to the concert.

If you pass the audition,
◎ you will be able to collaborate with young talented musicians from Asian countries.
◎ you will have a chance to perform in both "Friendship Concert" (January 12,2015) and "ChildAid Asia 2016" concert.
◎ you may have chances to participate in international cultural exchange programmes and music concerts in other countries in Asia in 2015.

If you can sing, play a musical instrument in any genre and emcee, come join "Friendship Concert" to make good Asian friends as well as to raise funds for underprivileged children in Japan. Please send us an application form as well as DVD or CD of your act by no later than July 26 to the following address:
2-2-15-1403 Minami Aoyama Minato-ku Tokyo, 107-0062 Japan
The result will be announced by the end of July. The actual audition will be on August 8.

The auditionees have to be under 19 years old on the audition day, and also to live in Japan, and are requested to attend the rehearsals from January 8 to 11 (if you have classes on the 8th and the 9th, please make it a priority to attend the school).

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FiberTech Co., Ltd. kindly donated nylon gloves to NPO Little Creators for art workshops held in orphanages. They will be used in dye workshops and drawing workshops without using brushes. The works by children are up loaded in our Facebook every month.
On behalf of children, we appreciate your support from the bottom of our heart. Thank you.

ChildAid Asia's Alumnus will hold a charity concert "Bridge across the Sea". The children came up with this idea by themselves for the needy children. Please enjoy the concert and help the children!

■ Date:  May 24, 2014 19:00-
■ Venue:  Tiara Koto
■ Charge:  1,000JYN
   *For reservation, please call 03-3846-9464 (Suzuki)
■ Musicians: Hidekazu Nakajima (Piano), Asami Wada (Violin),  Yuji Suzuki (Tsugaru Shamisen)

In the occasion of "ChildAid Asia 2014", about 380,000JYN was donated for NPO Little Creators to support needy children at the concert hall and via bank transfer. We thank you all for the kind donation and thoughts.
It will be used for the workshop materials for children at orphanages, for  the travel and study fee for children from the disadvantaged background, and for cultural exchange programs.
Moreover, 4 professional actors donated 80,000JYN for children from orphanages to see a professional performance. We are planning to make it happen during the summer vacation.
How we use the donation will be reported.

Would like to make a donation?
We shall appreciate your kind donation for the needy children in our society. Your donation will all go to art workshop material fee, transportation and tickets for the needy children to go to museums, concerts, and shows, but not for running this organization. If you have any request about your donation, please contact us in advance: contact@littlecreators.jp 

On behalf of the needy children in Japan, thank you in advance.


Bank Name:  Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Branch:  Shinjuku
Account No.:  (Futsu) 4145884
SWIFT:  SMBC JP JT
Bank Address: 3-24-1 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku Tokyo Japan
Bank Tel:  +81-3-3356-5201
Payee Name: Tokuhi Little Creators (NPO Little Creators)
Payee Address: 5-17-5-302 Sendagaya Shibuya-ku Tokyo 151-0051 Japan
Payee Tel:  +81-3-6869-7282

Little Creators Ltd. was set up on March 11, 2014 in Singapore.

This sister organization is aiming at 1) promoting cultural exchange programmes in Aisa, especially between Japan and Singapore; and 2) job training and living support to the youth in Singapore by running a café.

The café "Happy Pancakes" will open this coming summer on the 10th floor of the Orchard Central, which became possible because of a kind contributor form Japan. All proceeds of the café will be used for cultural exchange between children and youth in Asia.

Moreover in August, a cultural exchange program is planned for the youth. We will report the activities by Little Creators Ltd. in Singapore from now on.

Mr Shinjiro Koizumi, Parliamentary Secretary of the Cabinet Office and Parliamentary Secretary for Reconstruction, kindly sent a congratulatory cable message for children participated in "ChildAid Asia 2014."

Congratulations on holding ChildAid Asia 2014 concert.
I regret that I cannot participate today, but I hope that it is a great concert by the result of everyone's practices.

It will be a precious asset in the future that children from various environments like Japan, Singapore and Asian countries are interacting through music and a performance for holding this event.

Today, 10 months and 2 years have passed from the Great East Japan Earthquake. I expect that everyone including today's participants from Minamisoma in Fukushimas keeps their friendship. I am also hopeful for future success of your generation that forge the future of the disaster area, japan and the world.

Sincerely,
Shinjiro Koizumi
Parliamentary Secretary of Cabinet Office
Parliamentary Secretary for Reconstruction
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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivered a video message for the audience sharing his support for the cause and sending his best wishes for the concert.
http://www.childaidasia.com/2014/

On January 11, 2014, "ChildAid Asia 2014" was held by 126 children form Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia at the world famous music hall, Suntory Hall. It was an honor to have HIH Princess Akishino, graced the concert as well as to have more than 1600 people in the house. One of the unique features of this year's ChildAid Asia was collaborative performance. It was certainly a challenge, but all the performers seemed to enjoy instructing each other through music not only on stage but also off the stage.


ChildAid Asia 2014 is not only the series of solo performances but there will be good collaboration works among children from 4 countries. The followings are a part of the program.

★Concerto for Two Pianos in F Flat No.10, K.365 - the 3rd Movement
 Piano: Ryuhi Arai, Pung Rae Yue
 Strings:Art Aim Ensemble

★Dayung Sampan X Hana
 Song:CHIJ (Kellock) Choir, Suzukake Children Chorus

★Si Gembala Sapi(The Cowherd)X Tsugaru Jongara-bushi (Tsugaru Style Jongara Phrase)
 Sasando:Julio Josua Letik 
 Shamisen:Yuji Suzuki

★From Nuovo Cinema Paradiso
 Infanzia e Maturita Nuevo Cinema Paradiso Se
 Flute:Kanon Honda 
 Piano:Shawn Low 
 Song:Ananya Ravishankar Diddapur, Corey Koh

★Hyakkaryoran - Genrokuhanamiodori: Exuberance of Blooming Flowers based on a long epic ballad, Genroku Cherry-Blossom Viewing
 Shakuhachi:Rei Nakajima
 Piano:Asuto Kitamura
 Cello:Goh Wen Chih

NPO Little Creators has been asking for donation to support children who lost parents due to the earthquake and Tsunami as well as Child Nursing Homes in damaged area.
Our Singaporean friends including those who supported our "ChildAid Asia in Tokyo 2011", American friends and Japanese friends sympathized and donated 495,716JYN in total by the end of June. Here we would like to show our deep appreciation to all who donated and considered this project. Thank you very much.
As the first step, we wired the above mentioned amount to 'Iwate Learning Hope Fund' on July 14, 2011.
'Iwate Learning Hope Find' is the special fund Iwate Prefecture established, and it will keep supporting those children's 'living' and 'learning' till the time that they can support themselves. We hope those children in such tragic circumstance will go forward and live with a hope through this fund.
NPO Little Creators continuously ask for donation to those children not only in Iwate but also in Fukushima and Miyagi Prefectures. Moreover, we are going to search what our organization can do by directly associating with them in the future.
We are yet so powerless, so we shall appreciate for your support, advice and concern for coming days. Thank you.

To donate money for those children, please use the following account.Your help change the life of those children who just lost a big support of parents.
*Your donation will be send to the child nursing homes in through Community Chest (Kyodo Bokin).
*We will report how and when your donation is sent to the children/the nursing homes.
*This bank account is special for donation (different account from one NPO Little Creators use for its operation), and we do not take a penny from this account for our operation.

Bank: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Branch: Shinjuku
Account: (Ordinary Account) 4145884
SWIFT: SMBC JP JT
Beneficiary's Name: Tokutei Hieiri Katsudou Hojin (Non Profit Organization) Little Creators
Beneficiary's Address: 5-17-5-302 Sendagaya Shibuya-ku Tokyo 151-0051 Japan

We also accept the donation through ammado with your credit card: http://www.ammado.com/nonprofit/npo-

We still do not know how many children lost their parents and family at this point, but for sure the number is not going to be small.

Since NPO Little Creators has been organizing many activities for children in Child Nursing Home in Tokyo (Shakujii Gakuen), we decided to support especially Child Nursing Homes in the disaster-affected prefectures through Community Chest (Kyodo Bokin).
In Miyagi, Fukushima and Iwate prefectures are 19 Child Nursing Homes.
We would like to be a little help for children who are staying at these homes and for children who has to stay there because of the earthquake and tsunami.

We wish if they could have peaceful environment at these homes with our help.
We sincerely appreciate your kind offer of donation.

*Please direct your fund to the following bank accounts.
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■Name of Bank:
  Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
■Name of Branch & Account No:
 Shinjuku
4145884 (Ordinary Account)
■SWIFT
 SMBC JP JT
■Payee Name:
 Tokutei Hieiri Katsudou Hojin (Non Profit Organization) Little Creators
■Payee Address:
 5-17-5-302 Sendagaya Shibuya-ku Tokyo 151-0051 Japan
■Payee Telephon:
 +81-3-5269-0563
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For your information, this account is a special account for Japan/Earthquake & Tsunami Donation and different from the account NPO Little Creators use for daily activities. Full amount of your donation will be sent to Child Nursing Homes through Community Chest, and its detailed report will be posted in the home page of Little Creators. Thank you for your generous offer.