Providing opportunities for mental care and learning to Japanese children suffering from disasters and poverty


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About Programs

Children living in cramped temporary housing after the Great East Japan Earthquake or Kumamoto Earthquake have no space to study. Children whose families' finances are tight have given up on higher education. We provide these children with safe places to gather after school and the opportunity to study.
Since 2001, we have managed 9 after-school centers in Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, Kumamoto, Shimane, and Tokyo prefectures. We also provide warm meals at some of our facilities. We serve around 16,000 children.
Children who are in difficult environment come to the centers everyday to get reassurance. This is an important time for children to grow into adulthood. The lessons they learn each day are invaluable for their future. We are sincerely looking forward to the support of people willing to stand by the children with us.

About the organization

Established in 2001, Katariba provides mental care and learning opportunities to children around Japan to give them strength to build their futures, regardless of what environment they grew up in. Katariba was recognized as a specified nonprofit corporation by the Tokyo Metropolitan government in 2013.

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