The moderator has been supporting children with cancers and life-threatening illness, suicide thinkers caused by bullying, orphans and abandons, who have anxiety of their future.
Whenever asked about "the future dream", I replied as "To make the Facilities which combines orphanages, Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs), zoological parks and hotels." This enthusiasm still retains me (after many years). I, being an orphan myself, has been encountered various difficulties, such as an unease relationship with foster parents, thoughts for my biological parents, resistance of marriage from the family members of be loved, and numerous harassments. Thus, making the Facilities where no person would take any kind of discriminations became my hope. People would be impressed to persons graduated from reputable university such as the University of Tokyo or Kyoto University. Same goes on with Sorbonne or Oxford. My dream is to make the Facilities like these. Making the Facilities, like people would say, "He is well-trained in languages and disciplined. Has good social ability and abundance of knowledge. Because he is from that place." is my big dream. To train social abilities and disciplines to such children, mature and elderly persons are imperative. And want to make group of mature and elderly adults who can show dignity and honor to children, not frightened or intimidated. Healing power of animals is also intriguing. Consider the number of abandoned dogs and cats, or more largely pets in the world. Every being cannot be saved. Human beings are no difference. This does not imply to save all of Cambodian refugee children, but may be one, or even tens. But with help from people, even 1000s becomes reality. The Facility, where children and elders can learn and work all together with animals while enriching personality, would be wonderful, I think. The family with child(ren) of life-threatening illness(es) can stay the Facility free of charge. The parents can also enjoy dating if the doctor is present at all times. Others say, "This cannot be done while you live." It might be true. Maybe it is not possible, but possibilities are not zero. The reason of me being alive is this idea of "the Facility" make reality.
I am here to support all children. Among them, there might be children with cancers and life-threatening illness, suicide thinkers because of bullying, orphans, and abandoned children who cannot live life with their parents. This also includes many other children with anxieties and mental trauma. My main aspect here is to support such children with anxieties in their future. It is not just "Giving" or "Doing", but germinate with thinking and dreams to pursue our goal together.
I am not trying tough. I am not giving up everything. Traveling abroad or going hot sprints are my enjoyments. Love to taste luxurious food at three-star restaurants. The idea is to act in the person's preferable range. Would not say to children, "Do your best." Children do not have to "do" their "best". Being alive is wonderful thing, and the existence of being is the gift of brilliance itself. Aiming to the goal with one's own pace would be enough and sufficient, I think. Please cooperate with my thoughts as you wish, as a member of this community. The only thing I like to ask each member a favor would be to act, even if this may be small, and do whatever you can to make your life complete. The act here is to participate in this community. You do not have to do anything at the time being. Just and this community to you list. Your willingness to be a community mentor is important.
Dreams of children are varies. We do not know what kind of hope each child has. But number of helping hands is better if there are many, and if you think you can help, feel free to create new topics. What counts now is the human network and connections.
Let me tell people my experience here. It was a time when I visited infantile autism facility, I was amazed with their sense of colors, and planed to open the exhibition. I wrote the illustration with the Indian ink, and children put colors on them. To make this exhibition success, cooperation from various departments were imperative. This includes making contact to the newspaper company and let them visit the exhibition. This became one of newspaper article, and had an impact of some kind. To make this event to work, cooperation was necessary such as finance, space, man power, and equipments, and asked to... －10 sets of 12－color－crayons to crayon company (corporate) －10 sheet of drawing Paper (corporate) －Photographer to take pictures (individual) －Designer to design collection of works (individual) －Bookmaker to print and binding (corporate) －Gallery place for exhibition (corporate) －Volunteer staff (individual) Other than above, I had to make contact with various corporate and individuals and wrote about 400 letters if I remember right. As a result, no corporative cooperation was received, and every individual was welcomed to cooperate. Ever since, I decided to act as individual and did not ask for corporative cooperation.
Volunteering: Have you studied English? Then, can you speak English? Many people would answer YES to the first question and NO to the second. Learning English is easy to start, as includes "Ekimae-Ryugaku" meaning "learning at near by station." But in reality, there are not much people are able to speak English fluent. Same goes on to fitness centers. Starting is easy, but it will not last long. It is also same with volunteering. Keeping active is very difficult thing. Thus, for this community, just becoming a member is enough. No member fees. No self introductions. You do not have to even regularly visit the community. Like the Whiteband Project, please put this community in your list.
Comments to people who accidentally led to this community like searching something else: Recently l received mails saying, "Why are you doing this?", "I am not in favor to your idea, but happy to donate money.", "Doing something like this individually would not change anything." To tell the truth, I do not know either. There are voluntary groups with spirit of "someone has to do." For me, this is not the same either. So I thanked about this. lf there are people who is thinking of killing oneself, think again and put your life in my hand. Stop mourning your unhappiness, but give someone else the happiness. You are one imperative being if you keep alive.
Thank you all for reading this much. To everyone and to every children, LOVE & PEACE.