Together we can help visually impaired students in the Philippines receive the education that they deserve!★FTCJ E-mail magazine20th.Oct.2016

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■Together we can help visually impaired students in the Philippines
receive the education that they deserve!

Unfortunately, there are only two schools designated for the visually
impaired in the Philippines
and not enough room to house students. Because of this FTCJ has teamed up
with the Philippine National School
for the Blind to raise money for the construction of a new dormitory on
their campus. By doing so,
visually impaired students will be able to continue receiving the education
that they need and deserve.

More details here


■Please Donate To Our Trick or Treat Halloween Fundraiser

Trick or treat, Halloween is just around the corner!
Recently, Halloween parties have become popular in Japan, especially in the
heart of Tokyo.

Free The Children Japan is holding our annual Halloween Fundraiser and our
members are getting in the spirit of the season!

Throw on your best costume, bring a friend, and help out a great cause! We’
re putting the fun in fundraising this Halloween!

More details here


■Bring a speaker to your place

Our lectures and workshops cover a range of subjects, some as simple as
explaining what an NPO is or team building and leadership training. Others
are focused on integrated studies, understanding international relations,
and human rights issues. Whichever it is, we hope that one is perfect for
your needs!

For more details, visit here

■Craig and Mark Kielburger are selected as the Huffington Post Canada 50!

For Huffington Post Canada  fifth anniversary, they highlight the people
who informed, entertained, inspired and empowered us all and Craig and
Mark Kielburger are selected!

For more details, visit here

if you have any questions,feel free to contact :

6-6-5 3F Minamikarasuyama,Setagaya-ku,Tokyo,Japan


July 2nd: FTCJ x LH presents:Human Trafficking Happens in Japan too!? A discussion with a Filipino Sex Trafficking Survivor

<Commemorating World Day against Trafficking in Persons>

FTCJ x LH presents: 
Human Trafficking Happens in Japan too!?
A discussion with a Filipino Sex Trafficking Survivor

Human trafficking is a crime prohibited by international treaties and a grave violation of one’s human rights. Currently, it is said that 20.9 million people are victims of human trafficking and slavery worldwide. 

These individuals have been deceived, abused, and sold into sex industries, prostitution, hard labor, forced marriages, and the illegal organ trade markets.
It has been said that around 30 percent of human trafficking victims are children.

In commemoration of World Day against Trafficking in Persons on July 30, we have invited Ms. Marlyn Capio-Richter, a survivor from the Philippines who was sold to sex traffickers as a child, for a very special speaker event.

Japan is also, unfortunately, a final destination for victims of human trafficking. Children are currently being traded and sold in the sex industry. Recently, Japan has come under fire from the international community for not doing enough.

Let us look at the human trafficking problem in Japan, especially with regards to the trafficking of children and young people, and consider what we can do to help.

Time: July 2, 2016 (Saturday) 18:00~20:00 (Doors open 17:30)
Place: RYOZAN PARK Sugamo Event Space
Address: 1-9-1 Sugamo, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (2 minutes from Sugamo station on JR Yamanote Line)
Fee: High school students & below: Free / Other students: 500 yen / Adults: 1,000 yen
To RSVP or Book the event:

※Please note that Ms. Marlyn Capio-Richter will offer remarks in English, but the event will be in Japanese. Simultaneous interpretation from English to Japanese will be available.

About the guest speaker:
Marlyn Capio-Richter, Social Worker, Preda Foundation
Ms. Capio-Richter fled from her home when she was 12. Living on the streets, she became a victim of human trafficking and was forced into prostitution with tourists visiting the Philippines. At the age of 15, she was freed from her situation by the Preda Foundation, an NGO in the Philippines that saves children from sexual abusers. With Preda’s support, she overcame her traumatic experiences and returned to school, becoming a certified social worker in college and returning to work at the NGO that saved her. Today, she is helping to empower and restore the dignity of young girls who have survived sexual abuse and is sharing her own experience as a sex trafficking survivor in speaker events around the world.

Hosted by:
Free The Children Japan
Lighthouse: Center for Human Trafficking Victims

Study tour in India 2016 : A Trip THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING

Free The Children Japan (FTCJ) is a non-profit organization whose goals are to free children from poverty and exploitation and free young people from the notion that they are powerless to affect positive change in the world.

And we will be having a Volunteer and Leadership Trip to the India in August 2016!



Build a school and learn first-hand about the joys and challenges of a traditional way of life in rural India. Connect with the local people and communities while exploring the colourful world around you. 

Recharge and reflect on your discoveries under arched pavilions in our bespoke Araveli Cottages and Tented Camp, surrounded by the picturesque pink hills of Rajasthan. This is your time to change the world.



On a FTCJ Volunteer Adventure Trip, every day is an opportunity to make a difference, develop deep and lasting connections, and build your legacy. 

Your personalized volunteer experience is centred on four pillars: school-building, cultural immersion, community education and adventure in communities where Free The Children works.


On this trip, we will be visiting Delhi, Agra and Udaipur. Please join us and let's change the world together!



Day1  :Travel / Departure to Delhi, India

Day2  :Agra / Trip to Taj Mahal 

Day3-5:Udaipur / Travel to Udaipur:

                 Visit communities and volunteer,

                 Internaction with children,

               Leadership training workshop and more!

Day6  :Travel / Sightseeing tour of downtown of Udaipur,  Return home ready to rock the world!

Day7  :Travel / Arrival to Narita, Japan


◆Guidelines for applicants◆

【Visiting Region】India (Delhi, Agra and Udaipur)

【Travel Schedule】August/22/2016 to August/28/2016 Departure and Arrival at Narita

【Participation Fee】237,000yen
*Visa application fee is NOT included.

*The fuel surcharge fee, the aviation insurance fee, the airport tax and the Visa application fee are NOTincluded.

*Travel Insurance is NOT included. Each person must apply for the certain travel insurance we recommend. 

【Who can apply?】Junior high School Students or older who are willing to become a member of FTCJ and actively take action. 

*registration as an FTCJ member is required. Register here.

*Students who are younger than junior high school can join us with their parent or guardian to come with them. 

【Number of Participants】 a minimum of 9 participants


Early-bird: Apply before June 19, 2016 for 4,000 yen discount.

Friends and Siblings: Apply with your friend or siblings for 4,000 yen discount

(More than 2 people need to apply together at the same time to receive the discount).

【Deadline】July 6, 2016

【Contact 】

◆Program Details

Free The Children Japan:

◆Apply,Cancell Policy,Travel conditions 

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