I never had what you'd call "dreams".
After I was out on my own, I worked at a company for 2 years, just surviving.
When I was first introduced to The Nippon Foundation Dream Scholarship, I thought of this cafe owner, I knew back when I was in high school.
So I want to become a barista so I might also create a place to bring people together.
That was the first dream I had. Now, it's not just a dream, it's an achievable goal.
4th The Nippon Foundation Dream Scholarship Recipient: L'ecole Vantan's Uno Ryota
Approximately 2,000 children graduate from child care facilities and foster families every year
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
"For the Promotion of Social Child Care" April 2019
Approximately 35,000 children in Japan live in child care facilities and foster families. Approximately 2,000 of these people turn 18 each year, leaving our facilities and/or foster families. Children leaving institutions and/or foster parents must pay their own way. Their university enrollment rate is 18.1%, very low compared to 52.1% of all high school graduates. We want to help all children with dreams receive a fighting chance to achieve those dreams. So what can we do?
What is The Nippon Foundation
Kids Support Project?
Through the help of your donations, we connect children to the future of society.
The Nippon Foundation supports children living with a variety of difficulties, including poverty, unstable family environments, and seriously ill. The Nippon Foundation is responsible for relaying the thoughts of our donors.
"The Nippon Foundation Dream Scholarship" provides equal opportunities for children raised in child care facilities and foster families.
A benefit-based scholarship system for young people raised under social care.
Our Scholarship Recipients
There are a lot of things you don't know when you're getting out of the system and you're out there all on your own.I thought about continuing my education after high school, but I was worried about how I was going to get by, so I opted to start working. I was feeling frustrated when I found the scholarship, helping me make my dreams come true and now I'm working towards becoming a barista. I'm currently in training at a cafe while I'm going to vocational school. I am currently studying a foreign language and I hope to work overseas in the future.
4th scholarship student, L'ecole Vantan's
Through the training in nursing training that I received in high school, I decided to become a nurse so I can help others by providing them with both mental and physical care. Scholarships are necessary to attend school. The people around me were against my continued education, I found The Nippon Foundation Dream Scholarship all on my own and sent in my application. I appreciate the financial support I've received so much, and each chance I get to meet up with my fellow recipients, it gives me a boost even when I'm feeling down.
3rd scholarship recipient, nursing school
I was surprised because the amount is much larger than other scholarships. I was so grateful that my foster parents wanted to help me by paying for my schooling, but I wanted to try to manage it on my own. Of course, I'm happy to have the money. But more than anything, I'm glad I got the chance to meet the other scholarship recipients.
3rd scholarship recipient, HAL Nagoya Technical School
What We Need from You
The Nippon Foundation uses your donations to support children.
The Nippon Foundation aims to give children equal opportunities by supporting young people raised under social care through the help of "The Nippon Foundation Dream Scholarship". Your donations are used for admission fees, tuition fees, housing expenses, living expenses, and more. Even though these children have the drive to succeed, they do not get the chances they deserve. You can help give them those chances.
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