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Sep 2013 was another benchmark for Fukushima Kids Hawaii with a opening of Fukushima Kids Hawaii House, a shelter for babies and mothers from Fukushima. They can stay up to 3 month for free (minimum 1 month) in the house as long as there is a room.  Since the opening, they have hosted 4 families (7 children and 4 mothers) total.  The house is located in a convenient and quiet residencial area of Kona, walking distance to local farmers market and beaches. 

 

In winter 2013-14(FKHP2), they had 7 children (4 girls and 3 boys) from age 10 to 17 with a chaperon Emi Sasaki.  Another great success.  In 2014 summer (FKHP3), they are planning to have 10 children with 2 chaperons and also the same number for winter as the demand for such an endeavor is growing while Japanese government encourages families to come back and live in Fukushima (radiation is still high, though). 

 

Since the opening of Fukushima Kids Hawaii House, Hawaii Montessori Schools have given scholarships to the children who stayed at the house. They have given 2 scholarshiops so far which is a great educational support for mothers.  Big Mahalo for all the donars and supporters!!

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ABOUT US

From the Co-Founders:

We are grateful you are reading this. It shows your care and concern for Fukushima children and you want to make a difference. We are evacuees ourselves of the nuclear disaster, even though we lived 150 miles away from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plants, 3 of which melted down as a result of March 11, 2011 earthquake.

 

Until that day, we have been working to stop nuclear power plants in Japan because of the grave risk of such accidents caused by the earthquakes. That fatal day, Yumi was in Tokyo, unable to connect with the rest of the family. As soon as we found each other alive next day, we decided to leave home for Okinawa, the furthest we could go in Japan, as we thought the nuclear power plants would have melted down by then (and it did). 

 

Upon arriving at Okinawa, we founded Tsunagu Hikari(Connecting Light) with Kakuji and Koka Nakagawa to get pregnant women, babies, children and mothers out of Fukushima to Okinawa. Tsunagu Hikari was able to help 264 children and mothers in Okinawa.

 

In December 2012, we met Marian Moriguchi, President of Hearts for Fukushima Kids, who were visiting Kona with Rainbow for Japan Kids.  She was looking for a counterpart to host children in Hawaii for a longer stay.  After meeting Marian, we sought advice from Mayumi Oda of Gingerhill Farm, founded Fukushima Kids Hawai'i in Kona and started inviting the children from Fukushima. Our first program was held from July 24 to Aug 21, 2013 successfully with 6 children of age 11 to 17 with Marian as a chaperon .

 

This is just a beginning of a long term commitment to help children. Thank you for your interest and taking a part.

​We just finisehd hosting the 6 of such groups thanks to you in July-August 2016

                                                                        Gen and Yumi

 

Fukushima Kids Hawaii is Supported by ALOHA KEIKI and Ho'o Lokahi Congregational Church

Thanks to Akemi and Henk Rogers, FKH has continuous support from ALOHA-KEIKI, 501 (c)(3) since March 2014. Your dontaion to Fukushima Kids Haawii may be tax-deductible when you make a donation to Aloha Keiki.(please specify it is for Fukushima Kids)

Sep. 2013, we opened Fukushima Kids Hawaii House, a shelter for babies and mothers from Fukushima. They can stay up to 3 months (minimum 1 month) in the house as long as there is a room. Since the opening, 11 families (27 children and 13 parents) stayed there.

 

Since the beginning of Fukushima Kids Hawaii, 97 children and parents/chaperons were invited to Hawaii, spending 2 weeks to 3 months in Hawaii, getting healing and learning they need.

We enjoy continuous support of Island Articsts, Mayumi Oda, Hiroki & Setsuko Morinoue, Andrea Pro, Ursula, Annu, Lisa, Kaui, Marius, Gen, Yumi and so on for fundraising events we do.

 

Mahalo to David & Kim, Chew and Chard and host families for your continuous cdedication by hosting the children.  

Ho'o Lokahi Church and Ardie Ikeda have been supporting FKH by donation of fund and food, hosting us for lunch and dinner.

Special mahalo to Hawaii Montessori School for giving scholarshipto Fukushima children which was a great educational support for mothers and children.

Big Mahalo for all the donars and supporters who have made our mission possible!  We can stay alive with your support. Arigato!!
 

OUR PARTNERS and SUPPORTERS

Ho'olokahi Congregational Church: http://www.hcucc.org/hoolokahi-congregational-church

Hearts for Fukushima Kids: https://m.facebook.com/hearts4fukushimakids

Puna Kamalii Flowers Inc.: http://punakamaliiflowers.com

Hawaii Montessori Schools: http://www.hawaiimontessori.org

Ginger Hill Farm: http://gingerhillfarm.com

Pacific Island Fitness: http://www.pacificislandfitness.com

IAM-CED: http://iam-ced.org/

Fred Feldpauch:  http://www.ristoranti-ff.ch

Kingdom of Heaven Retreat: http://www.heavenlykingdom.net/

Java on the Rock: http://www.javaontherock.com

Kona Japanese Civic Association: http://konajapanesecivicassociation.org

Fish Foundation

Aloha Kona Tours/Shimaichi/Orchid Thai/Hualalai Academy/Kiwairuka and more.