Living Dreams

Our organization exists to support kids living in Tokyo-area children's homes (orphanages) on their path towards becoming responsible, confident and empowered young adults. Centered along the "LAST" principle (Learning Arts, Sports, and Technology), long-term and regularly occurring programs are developed under each category to help improve a child's overall motivation and confidence. Ultimately each program and opportunity crafted for a children's home works to enrich, encourage and empower.

Living Dreams
3-4-22-401 Mita, Minato-ku
Tokyo, 108-0073
Japan
603-369-9811
http://livingdreams.jp/main/

Executive Director

Amy Moyers-Knopp

Management Team

Miho Walker, Kanako Seki, Yuko Okadome, Keisuke Ogata, Joan Rodgers-Doi, Rie Watanabe

Board of Directors

Akira Mihara, Katsuo Igarashi, Mayumi Murata, Ikuko Newell, Patrick Newell, Miho Walker, Kanako Seki, Yuko Okadome, Keisuke Ogata, Joan Rodgers-Doi, Rie Watanabe

Project Leaders

Dave Paddock

Mission

Our organization exists to support kids living in Tokyo-area children's homes (orphanages) on their path towards becoming responsible, confident and empowered young adults. Centered along the "LAST" principle (Learning Arts, Sports, and Technology), long-term and regularly occurring programs are developed under each category to help improve a child's overall motivation and confidence. Ultimately each program and opportunity crafted for a children's home works to enrich, encourage and empower.

Programs

LEARNING: tutoring for university entrance exams, tuition scholarship support, academic counselling, English tutoring ARTS: "Designing Artists Academy" annual two-week arts camp; lessons provided by professional teachers at individual children's homes (hip hop dance, guitar lessons) SPORTS: soccer camps, overnight nature summer camp, snowboarding 'Learn to Ride' program, rafting trips TECHNOLOGY: "Digital Natives" program that purchases and installs new computer labs for children's homes

Statistics on Living Dreams

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2010: £114,230
  • Maximum Annual Budget: £114,230
  • Other funding sources: 95% corporations, community organizations 5% individual donors
  • Religious Affiliation: None