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Place of Programs & Activities of JPN Members

Programs of JPN Members in the Philippines

What is a municipality?
A municipality is an administrative unit in-between a state and a barangay (the minimum/smallest administrative unit in the Philippines). A state is composed of cities and municipalities, while a city or municipality consists of barangays. A municipality becomes a city when it meets certain conditions.

Member

1 ACTION
ACTION
Place
Central Luzon(Region 3)
Activity
ACTION works based on the principle of expanding the possibilities of children and communities. Its activities include support towards self-reliance of children living in orphanages or studying in schools for the deaf and the blind; scholarships for street children; and projects improving the income of women in rural areas. In Japan, ACTION manages a charity shop as well as conducts classes on education for development. ACTION also organizes workshops and study tours to the Philippines.
URL
http://www.actionman.jp
2 ACCESS Japan
Place
・Metro Manila (NCR): Tondo Area, Manila City, Payatas Area, Quezon City
・Central Luzon(Region 3): Brgy Mitla, Porac, Pampanga Province
・Calabarzon(Region 4A): Perez, Alabat, Quezon Province
Activity
ACCESS aims to make Asia with no poverty, where basic human rights are respected, and peaceful. ACCESS' mission is to encourage and empower both poor Filipino and ordinary Japanese people so that they can solve their social problems like poverty together as global citizens through their own initiatives as agents to make their societies better.
URL
http://www.page.sannet.ne.jp/acce/index.html
3 OISCA
OISCA
Place
The whole of the Philippines
Activity
In the Philippines, OISCA implements activities such as environment conservation projects, sustainable industrial development as well as human resource development projects. In Negros Occidental, OISCA developed and promoted sericulture to improve the living conditions of the people, which was made difficult by the slump in sugar prices. In other regions, OISCA carries out human resource development projects through agricultural training; environmental education and tree-planting projects in schools called the "Children Forest Program;" and mangrove reforestation and other reforestation projects.
URL
http://www.oisca-international.org/
4 Konkokyo Peace Activity Center (KPAC)
Konkokyo Peace Activity Center (KPAC)
Place
Manila (National Capital Region, NCR), Calabarzon Region (Region 4-A), Central Visayas (Region 7)
Activity
Activities are primarily community development projects oriented towards the education of poor children and the improvement of the living conditions of the poor communities in the city. Examples are seminars on hygiene and sanitation, selling of handcrafts to improve the income of mothers, and supporting the preschool education, moral education as well as scholarships of children of around 600 individuals. With an office in Manila, KPAC also employs Filipino staffs and manages its facilities in various regions of the country.
URL
http://www.konkokyo.or.jp/kpac/
5 Salt Payatas Foundation Philippines, Inc.
Salt Payatas Foundation Philippines, Inc.
Place
Metro Manila (National Capital Region, NCR)
Activity
SALT has an office located in Quezon City. SALT's missions are: (1) to help the less privilege individuals and families to become self-reliant through participatory and humanitarian approach; and (2)to assist privileged people understand the real faces of poverty, its background and its root cause through facilitating their participation in support programs and mutual exchange activities. SALT's projects include a scholarship program for children, livelihood programs for mothers (selling of cross-stitch embroidered products), and study tours.
6 Japan Nueva Ecija Foundation
Place
Nueva Ecija (Region 3), Japan
Activity
Established in 2002, JANEF is organized mainly by Filipinos residing in Japan. It supports efforts to deepen the mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and the Philippines. JANEF aims to contribute to the mutual development of culture and society of the two countries.
7 Health Assistance and Neighborhood Development Support (HANDS)
Health Assistance and Neighborhood Development Support (HANDS)
Place
SOCCSKSARGEN (Region 12)
Activity
HANDS cooperates with its 4 local partners and supports the indigenous peoples to be economically self-sufficient through sustainable methods such as raising awareness and establishing mobile clinics and rural water supply systems, as well as agroforestry in villages of B'laan tribes; promoting health volunteer trainings and subscription to health insurance in villages of Moro people; and supporting income generating projects of women of the T'boli tribe, where traditional craftsmanship is passed on from generation to generation.
URL
http://homepage3.nifty.com/hands/
8 Philippine Nikkei-jin Legal Support Center (PNLSC)
Philippine Nikkei-jin Legal Support Center (PNLSC)
Place
The entire Philippines, as well as domestically within Japan
Activity
PNLSC has an office in Manila where both Japanese and Filipinos work together. PNLSC cooperates with Nikkei-jin groups in various parts of the Philippines, and conducts interview surveys from Nikkei-jin in order to collect information on their Japanese roots. PNLSC also conducts training of staffs of Nikkei-jin groups and supports the groups' self-sufficiency.
URL
http://pnlsc.com/index_e.html
9 Free the Children Japan (FTCJ)
Free the Children Japan (FTCJ)
Place
Olongapo (Region 3)
Activity
FTCJ's activities are
  1. FTCJ cooperates with PREDA Foundation, a local NGO in Olongapo City and provides rescue and protection, educational support and vocational and technical training for sexually abused girls and youths in detention centers. FTCJ also engages in projects supporting the improvement of income of the poor so that they can be self-sufficient and be able to escape poverty (production and sale of fair trade products) as well as providing food support for malnourished children.
  2. FTCJ implements projects supporting the education of children and youths of the Dibabawon tribe in the municipality of Asuncion, Davao del Norte, aimed at assisting them to become self-sufficient. At present, FTCJ is engaged at establishing and managing day care centers.
URL
http://www.ftcj.com/eng/index.html
10 Helping Hands and Hearts Japan Inc. (HHAHJ)
Helping Hands and Hearts Japan Inc. (HHAHJ)
Place
Metro Manila(National Capital Region, NCR)
Activity
HHAHJ set up an office in Manila and currently employs Filipino staffs. In order to improve the education and living conditions of the poor in the city, HHAHJ manages a school with 300 students. HHAHJ also established a center for the promotion of remedy of IDA (iron-deficiency anemia) in Pasig City, and promotes the improvement of nutrition in the country.
URL
http://hhahj.jpn.org/sub2.html
11 WE21Japan
WE21Japan
Place
Luzon: Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Province of Benguet, Municipalities of Bakun, Kibungan, Kapangan, Tublay, Bokod, Baguio city, etc
Activity
Together with indigenous people whose lives are affected by the destruction of the environment caused by exploitation, WE21 Japan is active in supporting the lives of those living in mining and abandoned mines areas; raising awareness and making suggestions about reforestation and environmental exploitation; promoting fair trade on local products such as ginger tea; promoting coffee-based agroforestry for disaster prevention, reforestation, and improvement of living conditions; and, managing post-natural disaster rehabilitation fund.
URL
http://test2.we21japan.org/english.html
12 Asian Community Center 21(ACC21)
Place
The whole of the Philippines.
Activity
ACC21 is active in promoting mutual understanding and cooperation among NGOs in Japan, as well as collaboration between NGOs in Japan and the Philippines. ACC21 works as the secretariat of Japan-Philippines NGO Network (JPN).
URL
http://www.acc21.org/index_english.html
13 Rissho Kosei-kai Donate-a-Meal Fund for Peace
Rissho Kosei-kai Donate-a-Meal Fund for Peace
Place
Central Luzon (Region3), Soccsksargen (Region12), Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
Activity
The Rissho Kosei-kai Donate-a-Meal Fund for Peace has been offering a university scholarship program jointly with the Bataan Christian Youth Foundation, Inc., for youth suffering economic hardship in Bataan. So far the program has produced more than 350 graduates. Moreover, working together with the Mindanao Children's Library, the fund has distributed "Dream Bags" among children in Mindanao afflicted by armed conflicts. Japanese children fill each bag with school supplies and other useful items, along with a message of good wishes. The bags are of great help in both reaching out to the hearts and minds of children in Mindanao and teaching Japanese children about peace.
URL
http://www.rk-world.org/peace.aspx

Associate Member

14 Asian Health Institute
Asian Health Institute
Place
Davao (Region 11), Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Japan
Activity
  1. Supports the promotion of healthy lifestyle in the municipality of New Cordillera, Davao del Norte. Promotes prevention of diseases caused by unhealthy lifestyle with the cooperation of health care volunteers of local communities.
  2. Supports the survey and documentation of peacebuilding efforts of the locals and NGOs in war-ravaged Basilan.
In Japan, AHI provides training on community health development for practitioners from Asian countries.
URL
http://ahi-japan.sakura.ne.jp/english/html/
15 Kokkyo naki Kodomotachi/Children without Borders (KnK)
Kokkyo naki Kodomotachi/Children without Borders (KnK)
Place
Luzon: Metro Manila (National Capital Region, NCR) Caloocan city (both north and south), Quezon city
Activity
KnK engages in projects in slum areas such as unofficial education or extra-curricular activities, awareness-raising activities, vocational training (computer, sewing, and handicrafts) in "House for Youth," a place of residence established by KnK to provide food, clothing and shelter as well as counseling and other extra-curricular activities to around 200 street children.
URL
http://knk-network.org/
16 LOOB JAPAN
LOOB JAPAN
Place
Western Visayas (Region 6)
Activity
LOOB Japan's motto is "mutual growth through sharing, learning and experiencing the real life of the local community." LOOB Japan is active in promoting grass-roots inter-cultural and educational exchange between Japanese and Filipino youths, and support for the self-independence of the marginalized sector. Its educational support programs are mainly in Panay island. LOOB Japan also works on buying and selling fair trade products such as those made from coconuts and juice packs.
URL
http://loobinc.com/index-eng.html