Child Aid International Virtual
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Your Donation will help to bridge the digital divide amongst less-fortunate children

With the spread of COVID-19, the divide between the digital haves and have nots is widening around the world. A child’s access to digital devices is crucial in determining the quality of education the child receives. Despite the recent shift to home-based learning, many children are excluded from the learning that happens because of their limited access to digital devices. We believe that no child should be deprived of a quality education because of the lack of digital access. Hence, we are raising funds to purchase digital devices to bridge the digital divide amongst children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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What is Child Aid International Virtual?

"Child Aid International Virtual" is a virtual concert by children from Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, South Korea, Mexico and South Africa. Originally, we were planning to have a live concert at Suntory Hall, Tokyo, Japan, on May 5, 2020. Unfortunately, it was cancelled due to COVID-19/ Hence, we have decided to take the show online!

Non-profit organization Little Creators supports children from disadvantaged backgrounds by engaging them through a variety of artistic programs. Organized bi-annually, ChildAid Asia is one of Little Creators most important platforms that brings together children from diverse backgrounds for the showcasing of talents and the exchanging of dreams and hopes. With access to digital resources, children from disadvantaged backgrounds will not only be able to receive a quality education but also be given access to share their stories with the world.

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No child should be denied the chance to dream and hope

Little Creators, a non-profit organization, believes in helping children (under 18 years old) achieve their creative potential, regardless of their personal circumstances. At present, Little Creators is reaching out to children living in foster homes. Through the arts, we encourage children to create channels for self expression, enhance their self esteem and develop a stronger moral compass. Since 2011, we have organized bi-annual friendship concerts, as part of the ChildAid Asia series, to foster international exchange opportunities between our beneficiaries and other artistically-inclined children from other parts of the world.

With the spread of COVID-19, the divide between the digital haves and have nots is widening around the world. A childs access to digital devices is crucial in determining the quality of education the child receives. Despite the recent shift to home-based learning, many children are excluded from the learning that happens because of their limited access to digital devices. We believe that no child should be deprived of a quality education because of the lack of digital access. Hence, we are raising funds to purchase digital devices to bridge the digital divide amongst children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Supported by: SUNTORY BEVERAGE & FOOD ASIA PTE. LTD. (Singapore)

About NPO Little Creators

My name is Kyoko Hasegawa, Founder & Director of Non-Profit Organization Little Creators, Tokyo, Japan.

Often, our personal circumstances restrict us in many ways, robbing us of the liberty to choose. However, I believe that the ability to choose happiness is a choice latent in all of us. Happiness does not always have to be destination far away. It can be our starting point. Instead of letting the quest for joy become our narrow objective in life, imagine the expanse of possibilities we can pursue, if only we begin our journeys with happiness.

Little Creators is working towards widening the choices available to underserved children living in foster homes and ultimately, making sure that they never have their choice for happiness compromised. Little Creators strongly advocates using the arts as a means of opening up new opportunities for our beneficiaries.

Every monthly, Little Creators organizes creative workshops at our partner foster homes for our beneficiaries. For many of the children, these workshops mark their introductory experience to the arts. While many relish a taste of the arts, some children tell me I rather play soccer, or I prefer to read a book. And I am still happy because they can chose and learn what they like and what is suitable for them.

These budding experiences are especially valuable to our beneficiaries. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing pandemic, our workshops are not able to proceed physically. Our efforts to implement digital alternatives for our workshops have been limited because of the lack of digital access that our beneficiaries face.

The arts might seem like a peripheral need or even an indulgence for many. But for our beneficiaries, we are certain that the arts mean so much more a choice for rejuvenation, regeneration and reawakening.

We sincerely appeal to your generosity and kindness to support our efforts in bridging divide amongst our beneficiaries.

 

Kyoko Hasegawa

Founder & Director, NPO Little Creators

How your donation makes a difference

Today, the ChildAid Concert series is held in four countries: Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Your donations will be used to purchase digital devices for disadvantaged children from the four countries. They will be delivered to the children through our overseas counterparts The RICE Co.,Ltd. (Singapore), NPO Smiles (Malaysia), Yayasan Asa Sehati (Indonesia) and NPO Little Creators (Japan).

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