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Join us for Japan-Philippines NGO Forum on July 3rd

Jun 17, 2016

Join us for Japan-Philippines NGO Forum

"The Reality of Children in the Philippines
- Learning from former Filipino street children"

【Date&Time】 July 3, 2016, Sunday 10:30-17:30
*Please bring your own lunch.

【Venue】 JICA Global Plaza, JICA Ichigaya building[map]
(10-5 Ichigaya Honmuracho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8433)

【Web registration form】http://bit.ly/1O8f5eY

In recent years, more young Japanese people feel affinity towards the Philippines as a tourist destination as well as business partner. However, the country still faces social issues such as poverty, peace and order, and so on. Consequently, children, particularly the ones from poor families, are the most affected resulting in some living in the streets or becoming victims of human trafficking.

On July 3rd, 2016, Japan-Philippines NGO Network will hold the Japan-Philippines NGO Forum entitled "The Reality of Children in the Philippines - Learning from former Filipino street children" in JICA Global Plaza.

This forum will provide an opportunity for the Japanese young people to learn about the social realities (including the issues of overseas Filipino workers in Japan) in the Philippines, focusing on poor children, make them recognize the need for cooperation in the international society, develop their interest and take action.

3 social leaders from the Philippines who are taking action and hoping to make changes in their society are invited as Guest Speakers for this event.

There will also be group discussions in which the participants will be divided into small groups, discuss themes such as "street children in urban areas", "Filipino children residing in Japan", and other related issues.

We would like to invite Filipinos, especially children and youth residing in Japan (Kanto area), to join us in this event to think about how we can contribute ourselves to building a closer and better relationship between Japan and the Philippines.

【Guests from the Philippines】
Ms. Marlyn Capio Richter
Marlyn is currently working as a social worker at Preda Foundation, Inc., an Filipino CSO which works on helping child victims of sexual exploitation and child prisoners develop self-esteem and become independent. She herself was a victim of human trafficking when she was still a child.
Mr. Jude Natividad
Jude used to be one of the street children. He says that he found meaning in life by joining Childhope's street education. At present, he is an active leader of the Junior Health and Child Rights Advocate, a youth organization founded and supported by Childhope Asia Philippines, Inc. He actively campaigns for the cause of street children and hopes to help uplift their lives in the future.
Ms. Harriet E. Escarcha
Harriet works for Konkokyo Peace Activity Center Information Office, Inc. (KPACIO) as an office manager. KPACIO mainly assists children, youth and the families of urban poor. In this forum, she will present the issues faced by children with indigenous roots Mindanao where she herself is from.

10:00 Registration
10:30 Opening session
Plenary session: Presentation from 3 guests
12:10 Lunch break and booth exhibit
13:30 Start of afternoon program
14:00 Group discussion
*The participants will be divided into small groups (4-5 groups), discuss themes such as "street children in urban areas", "exploitation of children ", "Filipino children residing in Japan", "social business with Philippine people for children's future", and do individual action planning.
15:30 Plenary session: Sharing of action plans, comments from the guests, summary
16:00 Networking with ongoing booth presentations
17:30 End of forum

【Participation fee】
High school students - Free
College/Graduate school students - 300 yen
Young professionals - 500 yen
*Free participation for volunteers.

For exchange students - free
For those who can do volunteer (registration, translation, etc) - free

Either fill out the web registration form (Japanese only) or send us email.
By web registration form : http://bit.ly/1O8f5eY
By email : Please send us (1)name, (2)contact, (3)status (high school, college, graduate student or working), (4)mother language 

【Organized by】Japan-Philippines NGO Network (JPN)
【Funded by】Rissho Kosei-kai Donate-a-Meal Fund for Peace
【Cooperating Organization】Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA), ABS-CBN, Child Labour Network(CL-net)

JPN Secretariat
C/O Asia Community Center 21 (ACC21)
1st fl., Asia Bunka Kaikan, 2-12-13, Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan 113-8642
TEL:+81-3-3945-2615 FAX:+81-3-3945-2692
E-mail : jpnforum@acc21.org(Available on: 10 A.M. to 6 P.M., weekdays)

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