About Our Organization

Yumeshokunin is a non-profit organization which aims to contribute to the improvement of society by creating a community where children and young adults can learn and grow together. Since 2004 we have been supporting various community education and training projects, largely in the Greater Tokyo Area. We offer young people opportunities to experience nature, take part in outdoor activities, sports and recreation, learn about culture, art, and much more. Children are our future. It is important not just for teachers and parents to support their development, but for all of society to support the development of every child. At Yumeshokunin we offer programmes which capitalize on the educational resources of the local area, teaming up with local administrations, businesses, organizations and the public.

Chairman of the board: Jun Iwakiri
Established: January 2004
Location: Kameido, Koto, Tokyo
No. staff members: 3
Under the jurisdiction of Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office.

Some of our activities…

1. “Kids Club”, giving children the opportunity to have fun new experiences.
We offer extra-curricular education programmes to elementary and middle school students (ages 6-15 yrs) during weekends, consecutive holidays and extended holiday periods (summer, winter and spring). We run single day events and camps with overnight stay. Children from different schools and regions are formed into groups, working together to tackle all sorts of activities and challenges.

2. “Playpark”, building an adventure play area.
On the notice boards in the parks of Tokyo there are lots of signs telling you not to do things. “Don’t shout”, “Don’t dig holes”, “Don’t climb trees”… Using the natural environment we have a go at creating spaces where children can play freely, respecting their imagination, individuality and independance. They can take part in a range of activities like painting, woodwork and handicrafts, or even just run around. We also set up our own handmade play equipment. Lots of toddlers and children come with their parents to play!

Here’s an article about us from The Japan Times: “Kids can learn a lot from the great outdoors”

3. “Volunteer Club”, encouraging young adults to join in.
Our Volunteer Club (aimed at high school to university students and young adults in their twenties) gives young people a gateway to supporting our educational activities for children. Lots of people who have graduated from our Kids Club come back to help, but we’re always happy to welcome new people as well. We give all of our young volunteers training so that they can tackle these educational activities. We support them so that children can have a safe and exciting experience. We are proud to support the development of children in the local areas: regional schools and children’s houses make use of our Kids Club, Playpark, and other activities.

4. “Career Education”, helping young adults to find employment.
We support unemployed and temporarily employed young adults so that they can become full-time employees with clear career visions for the future, and be able to financially support themselves. We offer education programmes in coordination with businesses, so that young people can gain the skills and knowledge necessary for finding employment.

5. Our Webmagazine.
Read our webmagazine to find out about information on welfare and on education to support children and young adults. There are articles written by active experts in fields such as education and welfare, giving you their professional views and first-hand experiences of important issues.

How to Donate

Our organization couldn’t continue to support and improve the development of young people without the kind donations of businesses, social circles, all types of organizations and the public. Donations to us will be used to fund the various educational activities that support the development of children and young adults.Here is how we use most of the donations:・Expenses related to the young volunteers supporting activities for children (eg. travel and boarding expenses).・Expenses for children’s new experience activities (eg. venue rental, educational materials, printing, communication, equipment, consumables and medical supplies).・Expenses related to the recruitment and training of young volunteers to help out at our children’s activities (eg. venue rental, educational materials, printing, equipment, consumables, transport for volunteer trainers and rewards).

If you would like to make a donation you can do it via bank transfer through your bank or other financial institution, or you can do it online by means of a credit card payment.

1.Donate by bank transfer
(If donating from outside Japan please check with your financial institution whether there will be a transfer fee, or use credit card method below.)
If you would like to donate through a transfer from a financial institution (such as a bank), our details are as below. After you donate, please contact our office with the name you made the payment under to let us know who you are!

Bank: Mizuho Bank, Kameido BranchBank: Mizuho Bank, Kameido BranchAccount number: Ordinary account 1294294Name: Tokutei hieiri katsudou houjin Yumeshokunin

2.Donate by credit card
If you have a credit card (VISA and Master Card are accepted) you can click the link below to donate online. NOTE: The website below can only be viewed in Japanese.

URL: http://ent.mb.softbank.jp/apl/charity/sp/creditSelect.jsp?corp=189

Our Office

・Office opening
hoursWeekdays: 10:00 – 19:00
* Due to the running of activities, the office is closed on weekends and holidays.

・Contact details
* Please be aware that we can only conduct correspondence in Japanese.
Post code: 136-0071; Floor 2, Kogawa Building, 6-54-5 Kameido, Koto, Tokyo
TEL: (+81)359 357 302
FAX: (+81)358 750 507
E-mail:  info@yumeshokunin.org


募集中のプログラム

日程:2018年10月6日~8日

場所:長野県伊那市

対象:小学生・中学生

キッズクラブ:秋の子どもキャンプ
ハロウィンキャンプ

大自然の信州アルプスで2泊3日のキャンプ!ログハウスでの宿泊、ツリークライミング、ハンモック遊び、ハイキング、ハロウィンパーティー、野外料理(カレー)等

詳しくはこちら

日程:2018年9月15日~17日

場所:福島県東白川郡鮫川村

対象:小学3年生~中学生

キッズクラブ:農業体験・山村生活
みんなで作る!子ども村

農業体験や山村生活、自然遊びが楽しめる2泊3日!里山、田んぼ、畑があり、ヤギやニワトリなどの動物も暮らす自然豊かな村で、仲間と一緒に田舎の暮らしを楽しもう!

詳しくはこちら

保護者の声

親としては子どもが自分の身の回りのことをちゃんとできるか心配しましたが、特に問題もなく本人が楽しく参加できたようなので本当によかったです。
親が離れると不安を感じるタイプだったので、それをクリアさせたいと思い参加しました。最初はかなり緊張した様子でしたが、何回か参加するうちに知っている顔も増え、慣れたようです。
キャンプから帰ってくると、スタッフからキャンプ中の子どもの様子を報告してもらえるのもとても良いと思います。安心して預けています。
キャンプの前に面談があるので、子どものアレルギーのことなどを事前に伝えておくことができたのもよかった。継続して参加していると、昨年できなかったことが今年できるようになったなど成長を感じられます。
スタッフの方から連絡帳で、班長の役目をきちんと務めたことを教えてもらえたのはよかったです。将来大きくなって、今度はスタッフとして関われるようになったら素敵だなと思います。
何度も参加したりして人と人とのつながりができるのが魅力的。何でも不安になりがちな子だったが、一度参加して以来、積極的に次の参加もしたがり、一皮むけた感じがしました。

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