On May 1, 2021, Ms. Yamanaka, representative director of NGO Saboten-no-Hana in Aichi prefecture, came over to my house to deliver six wheelchairs, driving for several hours by herself. NGO Saboten-no-Hana, which Ms. Yamanaka founded, is a multi-role facilities supporting children with seriously mental and physical disabilities and providing day care for children after school. I was impressed by the spirit of their activity with which the staff have been learning and trying to create a better place together with disabled children and their parents in that area. In their activities some wheelchairs are not to be used anymore with various reasons. Ms. Yamanaka didn’t want to dispose of those wheelchairs but to make use of them and has found our group.
I promised Ms. Yamanaka to deliver the wheelchairs to overseas children who need them and saw her leaving off.
May 6, 2021 Hirokazu Morita
Ms. Yamanaka(on the left)
～～～ About NGO Saboten-no-Hana ～～～
“CANPAN Project”, run by Nippon Foundation, is a nationwide database regarding organizations which provide public services. The following is the introduction of NGO Saboten-no-Hana in that database.
The organization was founded by mothers who had children with seriously mental and physical disabilities and it works on the three issues below with the viewpoints of children and parents concerned.
1. Creating a place for children with seriously mental and physical disabilities
to stay in safety and in comfort, forever in their neighborhood.
2. Supporting children with seriously mental and physical disabilities so
that they can find, improve and show their own talent.
3. Seeking a happy community life for children with seriously mental and
physical disabilities, their families, their neighbors, and all the people
related to them.
〇Click here for detailed information of their activities.
All is written in Japanese.
・NGO Saboten-no-Hana – Basic Information
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