Fukushima Kids Hawaii 9-Summer 2019

$2,429 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 54 months
Created December 21, 2014
Aloha friends and supporters of Fukushima Kids Hawaii,

We appreciate your interest and concern for the wellbeing of Fukushima children.

As radiation in Fukushima is still high and we are aware of the effect of the radiation especially to the younger children, we started inviting children, baby and moms of Fukushima to Hawaii since 2013.

Now we have one summer program (1 month stay in Hawaii) only and discontinued baby/mom long term stay of 3 months due to lack of resources.  

2019 is the 9th of such a program.  
This year (2019) we aim to raise $20,000.  

Recent article here:
Fukushima Kids Hawaii article in Keola Magazine, July-Aug 2016

We will be fundraising by concerts, ZUMBA parties and special talk events in Kona and Japan (we succeeded raising $3000 so far this year), and this GoFundMe is the Most Reliable source of fund for us as anyone in the world can donate.  

If you have financial resource, please make a donation.
If you have friends who care, please share this site.

Every donation makes a differnece and we appreciate whatever you can give so that we can support Fukushima children.

Your support made us possible to have 105 children, babies and moms from Fukushima so far.  It is quite an accomplishment.

Thank you, Mahalo and Arigato.

サポートしてくださったみなさまのおかげで、ふくしまキッズハワイは105名の福島の子どもたちと母親たちをコナ(ハワイ)で保養することができました。

毎年、サマープログラムの最後の3日間はオアフ島のちえみ&フランキーさんのお世話になっています。この場を借りて、お二人の変わらぬ支援にお礼を伝えさせてください。ちえみさん、フランキーさん、どうもありがとう!!

Every summer program, Fukushima children get to spend last 3 nights in Oahu at Chiemi and Frankie's gorgeous "White Castle", which is so special for them.  Thank you, Chiemi and Frankie, for your continuous support to Fukushima Kids!

2019年は4〜6名の保養を目指しています。
あなたのできる範囲で寄付をしたり、このサイトをシェアして、サポートしてください。

ありがとうございます。


Fukushima Kids Hawaii ふくしまキッズハワイ
Gen and Yumi Morita   森田玄・ゆみ
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Below was written back in 2015.

We have 14 children age 8 to 18 from Fukushima here in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, with 3 chaperons(moms), participating our Fukushima Kids Hawaii Project Winter School 2014, from Dec 15, 2014 to Jan 7, 2015.

They have experienced earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011 and nuclear disaster with 3 meltodowns of nuclear power plants following the earthquake.  In spite of all the effort to stop the radiatoin leakage, the 3 broken nuclear reactors still release tons of radiation contiuously, the level of radiation in some parts of Fukushima is higher than what we consider normal and livable.

But most of the people in Fukushima still live there as our government changed the safe standard of radiation higher (from 1 millsievert to 20 millsievert per year) after Marcn 11, 2011 so that it is "safe" and livable in Fukushima.  

As a result, about 270,000 children are still living in Fukushima today and 40% of those children have developed thyoid cysts, 103 confirmed thyroid canser.

We, myself and my husband Gen, both evacuees from Chiba after the disaster,  started Fukushima Kids Hawaii in 2013 to invite children from Fukushima to Kona for a healthy respite for healing and learning.  We have hosted 62 children and families from Fukushima so far.

While their stay in Kona, they get to learn how to harvest from the organic farm, to cook healthy melas, to learn to speak peacefully through NVC, learnt to heal themselves naturally, and will regain the vitality and optimal health. They go to swim in the ocean, swim with dolphins and watch humpack whales.

This winter, we have more children (normally 5~8 children for summer/winter school, but this time 14 children)  than ever due to the popular demand, and we have been trying so hard to raise fund to cover the cost of their airfares, meals, lodging and activities.  

But we have not reached the funding goal yet to cover the expenses of this winter program.  That is why I started gofundme today.

If you can help us any way, you will be helping Fukushima children  directly.  All of our staff are volunteers including myself.  

We thank you from the bottom of our heart for supporting Fukushima children who need a healthy respite from radiation.

The meals for the children alone cost $5000 ($5/meal times 1008  during their stay :24 days for 14 children eating 3 times a day).

For more details about Fukuhima Kids Hawaii:
http://www.fukushimakidshawaii.com
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Fukushima Kids Hawaii 7 (Summer program 2017) is successfully over now. 6 of them (including a chaperon) were in Hawaii from July 24 to Aug 21, 2017. Thank you for making it possible to continue this effort of inviting and hosting children from Fukushima here in Hawaii.

We start fundraising right away for the next year, Fukushima Kids Hawaii 8 (2018 Summer, from July to August).
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I have put the site into my blog, too to let more people know about it.
check this site on the right:
http://kikuchiyumi.blogspot.com/2016/12/blog-post.html
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Created a flyer for FUNdrasing event on Oct 21.
Check it out:
https://goo.gl/zx2fgX
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るみ子 滝澤
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TA
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TAEKO ABE
2 months ago

ふくしまキッズたちが楽しい夏休みをハワイで過ごせますように。

MK
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Mai Kurabayashi
13 months ago
JY
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Junko Yoshikawa
14 months ago

すばらしいプロジェクトを地道に続けておられるきくちさんを応援しております。

MD
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Misao Drummer
18 months ago
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ALOHA! Yumi-san, Gen-san

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Suzuki Rie
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CA
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Carol Asiaghi
26 months ago
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I'm a friend of Shoko's! Keep up the good work! Aloha!

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