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Wheelchair Cafe held in Cebu 車いすカフェ

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It has been more than three months since we did this ‘wheelchair cafe’ in Cebu. I have waited to finish the whole project, but feel that at least I have to write a bit about our activities. This was funded by ‘Imai Memorial Foundation’ and it was meant to follow what we did with JICA early this year.

We had nearly 40 participants during our operation of ‘Wheelchair cafe’ and we could fix or maintained some 15-20 wheelchairs there. Some participants came from the neighbors city of Talisay to help us, because they were trained in January. Overall this tproject was successful and we want to continue supporting the people with disabilities in the Philippines.

フィリピンのセブ島で、今井記念財団からの助成金で行った「車いすカフェ」から3か月余です。全体が終了してから報告をと考えていましたが、日にちが経ってひまいますので、いったんの報告をさせていただきます。1月にJICA基金で行った整備講座に続けての事業です。40人以上の参加があり、15-20台の車いすを修理・整備することができました。1月に整備講座を受けた隣のタリサイ市からも応援に来てもらいました。全体的には成功だったと思います。今後もフィリピンの障がい者支援は続けていきたいと思います。

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November 2, 2015 at 1:48 am

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Festival in JICA JICA ふれあいフェスタ

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 We joined a festival at JICA Sapporo on August 30th. There were people from many different countries and everyone seemed to enjoy the last summer day.

 8月30日、JICA札幌のお祭りに参加しました。アフリカの国の中には初めて聞いた国もありました。夏の最後の思い出かなあ・・。

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September 2, 2015 at 1:51 pm

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MSC Core meeting and June meeting announcement 6月例会案内

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This is after the core members’ meeting of MSC. We7re gong to have a meeting as follows: June 27th, Saturday 10-12 at Sapporo Kokusai Plaza. The theme is ideas on hospital, including some expereicences shared. Please let us know if you are interested in joining. DSCN6311

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June 8, 2015 at 12:29 am

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April 23, 2015 at 1:24 pm

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Helping friends in Need 在札外国人高齢者と観光客へのサポート

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札幌在住の外国人高齢者と観光客をサポートする事業の立ち上げについて

Announcement of new project to support non-Japanese senior residents in Sapporo and visitors from abroad

We’re going to have a kick-off meeting for the projects above. We invite you to join us for brain storming and some discussion.

Date: December 26th, Friday 18-20:00

Place: Sapporo L-plaza 2F Meeting room

All the discussion will be in English.

Contact: 080-1899-5055 (Michiyo Yoshida)

札幌に在住する外国人は2万人といわれているが、そのうち、英語圏の主に英語を教えに札幌に来て、40年近く住み続けている外国人の高齢化が始まっている。

There are an estimated 20,000 non-Japanese living in Sapporo.  Some native speaker English teachers, now senior citizens, have lived here as long as 40 or more years, having dedicated themselves to English language education for the people of Sapporo.  Some wish to remain in Sapporo for the rest of their lives.  However, they often find it rather difficult to understand and/or don’t have adequate information about the welfare services for senior citizens provided by private enterprises and/or national and local governments such as long-term care insurance or kaigo hoken.  It is our intention to form a group that communicates in English to support these friends.

長い間、札幌市民の英語力向上のために尽くしてくれた方たちで、札幌を故郷として今後も住み続けたいという希望もある。しかし介護保険をはじめとして、シニア向けのサービス情報は英語圏の人たちには理解が難しい。そのような状況の中、まずは英語を話す私たちが協力して、友人を助けるような支援をするグループが作れればと考えている。

Moreover, tourists from countries such as China, Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand have been increasing in Sapporo.  Last year we were able to support such a visitor who got sick late at night when the hospital staff could not communicate with the person in English.  For starters, there is a possibility of supporting such cases via phone or Skype.  We would like these visitors to be able to stay in Sapporo comfortably and well with the support of Sapporo residents whose communication skills can be of service to them.

We hope that those reading this announcement will understand our intentions and join the discussions to get the project started.  Basically, discussions would be in English.  If interested, please contact us at michiyoy@khaki.plala.or.jp.  Let’s establish a clear plan and strive to provide needed services for our international friends.

札幌には中国、韓国、台湾、タイなどからの観光客の増加がみられるが、私が昨年体験した夜間の急病に対しては、英語の対応すら全くできていなかった。まずは電話やスカイプでのサポートなど気軽にできることも含め、観光都市、札幌の住民としての自分たちの能力を活かして、観光客が気持ちよく滞在してもらうようにしたい。

以上2点について、話し合いの場をまず持ち(基本は英語で討議します)前向きに考えていけたらと思います。ご賛同いただけたら幸い

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December 8, 2014 at 12:58 am

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Asking for Donation 寄付のお願い

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Our activities are supported by donation.

In the fiscal year 2014 (April 2014 – March 2015), we put a stress on supporting the Philippines under three projects as follows;

  • To support people who are (will be ) the victims of typhoon, landslides and other disasters. ~ We send them new towels, toothbrushes and soap (first-aid set), baby and children’s clothes as well as new under wears for adults in a huge box two times in September and October.
  • To cheer up people who are having a hard time by sending Christmas cards. ~ We did this last year at the time of big typhoon Haiyan and collected 15000 cards. We will call out through Facebook in November and send them by EMS. We need donation for postal cost.
  • To keep up a project with people with disabilities in Cebu. ~ We’re trying to hand out the skills of wheelchair maintenance together with necessary tools and devices. We will send people with skills to implement the project in January 2015.

Here’s a special account for the support to the Philippines.

More than 1000 yen donation is welcomed.

Hokkaido Bank   branch code 153 (鳥居前支店) account number 1039923

Recipient ‘NEIGHBORS’ (all in capital letters, please)

Please send us an e-mail so that we can report back to you.

Send to: ymichiyoneighbors@gmail.com

2014年度(2014.4-2015.3)はフィリピン支援の3つのプロジェクトを中心に募金をお願いしています。

・台風や地滑りなどの被害に合った人たちに必要な物資を送るプロジェクト2回(9-10月)の送料。

・被災した子どもや児童養護施設の子どもたちにクリスマスカードを送るプロジェクト(11月から募集)

に参加していただき、送料の寄付もお願いしています。

・セブ島の障がい者と協働で、車いすの整備技術の取得と座面修理などの上級技術の伝達のための人材を送るプロジェクトを計画しています。予定は2015年1月です。

フィリピンプロジェクト専用口座を開設しました。1000円以上のご寄附をお願いします。

北海道銀行 鳥居前支店(153)普通預金 1039923 ネイバーズ

送金後、e-mailをお送りください。報告をいたします。

送り先: ymichiyoneighbors@gmail.com

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September 26, 2014 at 7:58 am

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Relief Suppy goods to the Philippines フィリピンへ物資支援

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In the Philippines typhoon season has come and they had some casualtiy in the north of Manila. Every year we send a big box filled with clothes, toys, stationery, and towels. This year we laerned from our guest speaker Potsky working as a Psychologist for children that the first things the suffered people need are towel+toothbrush+soap. Then I started collecting items and yesterday with the help of a friend we finishe packing one super big box weighed 48.5kg – My problem now is how to get through to the door. We have some donation needed for the Philippines so we opend up the account on the project. I will write about that in the separte blog.

フィリピンでは台風シーズンです。台風9号、16号での被害がマニラ北部で出ています。ネイバーズでは毎年フィリピンに超大きな箱に衣類、おもちゃ、文具やタオルなどを詰めて送っています。今年は7月にお招きした心理士のポッキーさんの話から被災者に最初に必要な3点(タオル、せっけん、歯ブラシ)を中心に集め、昨日友人の手を借りて箱詰めしました。48.5キロにもなり、玄関までどうやって運ぼうかと悩んでいます。他にもフィリピン支援のための募金も必要なため、専用口座を開きました。内容はまた書きます。

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granddaughter helping counting towels

We can send ourselves!

We can send ourselves!

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September 26, 2014 at 7:30 am

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