Our Mission

~What is the purpose of NPO Little Creators' activities?~


Every child and youth, despite a disadvantaged background, should have the opportunity to learn arts and culture and develop a healthy mind to overcome any difficulties of life.

Messages to every child:
There are many ways to express your feelings.
You would discover a different you if you took a new challenge.
Getting to know a new world would bring you a brighter future.

  

Our Mission

NPO Little Creators in Tokyo was set up in 2009 with a mission to provide children from unprivileged backgrounds with an opportunity to use art as an avenue to express their feelings, thoughts and hopes. We believe that arts-based training programmes also help children to discover their artistic potential and talent. The arts through its various platforms for showcase and performances is an ideal way for children to broaden their knowledge and build courage as they work towards achieving a personal goal. Children from different circumstance especially those living in nursing homes will eventually be discharged. The confidence and courage that the children gain from an arts learning journey will help them to face the challenges and realities of the outside world when they leave the protection of the home.

Beneficiary of Little Creators activities: Under18 years old, especially those who have to live in children's nursing homes and who are from disadvantaged background.

1. ARTS

Activities:

Art workshops (visual art, music, theater, dance etc), Theater and museum visit

 

2. RESENTAIONS

Activities:

ChildAid Asia

Friendship Concert ~ChildAid Asia Incubation Programme

 

3. EXPERIENCE

Activities:

Friendship Concert ~ChildAid Asia Incubation Programme

International Children's Art Festival

ChildAid (Singapore, Malaysia)

Cultural exchange programmes and Study abroad

4. FUNDRAISING FOR THE ABOVE MISSIONS

Dec. 2006
Through "Spotlight Singapore in Tokyo", the event for the 40th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Singapore, the current directors joined the cause of Business Times Budding Artists Fund and started to seek what we can do for the needy children in the society.
Apr. 2007
Established Budding Artists Fund Japan and set up the web site "Kodomo Chikyu Channel" as its engine. Gave up about one year later.
Jan. 2008
Held the 1st art workshop for children and has continued workshops occasionally.
Sept. 2008
Held the 1st art workshop at a children's nursing home and has continued workshops at children's nursing homes regularly till today.
Dec. 2008
Held the 1st International Children's Art Festival in Singapore.
Apr. 2009
Changed the name of organization to NPO Little Creators
(Oct. 16 authorized by Tokyo Metropolitan government, and Nov. 16 by Legal Affairs Bureau)
Dec. 2009
Held the 2nd International Children's Art Festival in Singapore.
Jan. 2011
Held ChildAid Asia 2011 at Shinjuku Bunka Center, Tokyo
May 2011
Held the 3rd International Children's Art Festival in Singapore.
Dec. 2011
Asami Wada (violinist, 13 years old) was invited to ChildAid in Singapore. Children from one of the children's nursing homes, Shakujii Gakuen, joined the concert via VTR.
Dec. 2012
Hidekazu Nakajima (pianist, 17 years old) was invited to ChildAid in Singapore.
Jan. 2013
Held ChildAid Asia 2013 at Ginza Blossom, Tokyo
May 2013
Hidekazu Nakajima and Yuji Suzuki (Tsugaru Shamisen performer, 17 years old) were invited to Child Aid Asia@KL, Malaysia.
July-Aug. 2013
Asami Wada went to study English and music in Singapore with supports from IYAE in Singapore and NPO Little Creators.
Dec. 2013
Ryuhi Arai (pianist, 12 years old) was invited to ChildAid in Singapore.
Jan. 2014
Held ChildAid Asia 2014 at Suntory Hall, Tokyo.
Mar. 2014
Established Little Creators Ltd. in Singapore.