We loaded 90 wheelchairs on the ship for Laos.*

 We loaded 90 wheelchairs on the ship for Laos.   We updated the Donation Record Graph. The detail is from here.

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 We have finished refurbishing wheelchairs for Laos.* 

The detail is from here.

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 The annual Fussa Blues Festival was held.

  Fussa Blues Festival was held today, and a lot of people came in spite of the rain. I cooked Ethiopian curry for fifty people with Mr. Abebe and it was sold out in the morning.
I was pleasantly surprised that the Ethiopian minister, Mr.Samuel , visited the festival. I am also grateful that many guests made a donation for our NPO. Last, but not least, I’d like to thank professional musicians for their nice and voluntary performances.

  November 4, 2018
     President, Hirokazu Morita

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フェスティバル案内Mr. Abebe with Ethiopian curry. IMG_0764-3Photo with Mr. Ishikawa, owner of Ishikawa Brewery.

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 At the Paraguay Festival

  Oct. 7, I went to “Paraguay Festival,” an event held annually at Hikarigaoka Park, in my neighborhood. It was a hot day, but there were lots of people joining the festival.

  I visited the guests’ seats to find Mr. Toyotoshi, the former ambassador. He is now the president of Toyotoshi Group, which deals with selling cars, mostly Toyota. He says he’s still traveling between Japan and Paraguay.
  Mr. Raúl FLORENTÍN ANTOLA, the present amabassador, also recognized me as a volunteering member and both of them were very pleased when I told them about our plan to deliver 80 to 90 wheelchairs to Paraguay next year.
  Mr. Toyotoshi said, “The container will be 20-feet, then,” and Mr. Raúl said he’d like to join our monthly activity. As for the paperwork of the delivery, my job is to talk with the secretaries from now.

  The festival was full of entertainments like Paraguay music and “ParaColle(by the emcee),” a show of folk costumes of the country. The ambassador said in his speech that this is the 40th year since JICA started its activities in Paraguay, and the representative of JICA made a speech, too.

  There also was smoke rising thickly from the barbecue booth, and so many people were waiting for nice and giant grilled beef for more than an hour in a long line.

         Oct. 7, 2018   Direcotr, Oda

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(Left) Mr. Toyotoshi, the former ambassador, Mr. Oda, Mr.Raúl, the present ambassador(from left to right).
(Right) Mr.Raúl, making a speech on the stage.

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(Left) The stage.
(Right) Mr.Raúl, introducing their folk costumes.

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(Left) Great crowd.
(Right) A long line for giant beef.

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 We had a special guest to our monthly meeting.* 

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 We finished refurbishing wheelchairs for India.* 

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 We loaded 86 wheelchairs on the ship for Thailand.*

 We loaded 86 wheelchairs on the ship for Thailand. The wheelchairs will arive at Bangkok Port in Thailand on September 14.
  We updated the Donation Record Graph. The detail is from here.

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 We got a mail from Nepal about the arrival of wheelchairs.* 

  On August 30th we got a mail and photos saying that the wheelchairs had arrived at the CBR office in Pokhara, Nepal.

-The mail from Krishna in Nepal-
Dear Oda,Greetings,
  This is quick update to you. The wheelchair container arrived safely to CBRS office on August 30th. Thank you to all Japanese friends and global trans for you hard working. We will plan it soon how and when to distribute to the children. Please find the photos.

With best wishes

-Photos from Krishna-
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 We held an exhibition of drawings from overseas children.

  More than 250 drawings from 10 countries were sent to us by request of our late director, Mr. Katano, who had asked overseas children on wheelchairs to show how they felt by drawing a picture.
  We held an exhibition of those drawings on August 27th ~ 29th at Fussa Art Gallery so that many Japanese people especially those children and their families who provided us with their wheelchairs could see the pictures.

  The exhibition was held under the joint support of the NPO, ILSC. Into the donation box there was put 6,000yen. We really appereciate such donation and ILSC’s support.

  We’re planning to hold the next exhibiton on Wednesday, October 24th through Sunday 28th. We hope lots of people will come to see the children’s drawings.

August, 2018 Hirokazu Morita

-The first Exbition at Fussa Art Gallery-
Mr. Nakajima, president of the NPO, ILSC, Mr. Morita, Mr. Yamaguchi, director of the NPO(from left)
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Next Exhibition’s Schedule: 10:00 ~ 18:00, October 24th ~ 28th, 2018, at
Fussa Art Gallery

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 We finished refurbishing 80 wheelchairs for Thailand.* 

The detail is from here.

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