Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Hawaii Montessori Schools Has Become Official Partner of Fukushima Kids Hawaii

I am happy to announce that Hawaii Montessori School in Kona accepted Rio (3 year old) to attend Montessori Kailua Kona school.  She is the 2nd child after Karin, who was here from September to November 2013 and the 1st child accepted, given the scholarship by the school.

It is so important for a young child to have a good education. I want Fukushima Kids to be a bridge between Japan and Hawaii, and this early education opportunity at Hawaii Montessori will touch and influence their life forever, I think.

This is also a great support for the mothers who otherwise do not have their own time to relax, as most of the mothers have been alone taking care of the child(ten) after the disaster.

Miyuk, the mother,i is very happy Rio is starting to attend the school from tomorrow. The challenge is how to send the child to and from school as Miyuki does not drive nor have car.  Gen, my husband, and other mothers, are trying to support when they can,  but it is everyday and not so easy to do.

I am still trying to arrange something from the community. I will talk to my neighbors if anyone can take them to and from the school.

My deep gratitude for Hawaii Montessori Schools for providing such an opportunity for Fukushima children.  Hawaii Montessori Schools are also non-profit and their humanitarian action should be highly recognized and evaluated.

Mahalo mahalo!  Fukushima Kids Hawaii is so blessed.

Another development is that Aloha Keiki, a non-profit based in Honolulu, accepted Fukushima Kids Hawaii as their official project.  So all the donation is now tax deductible.  Your personal check (donation) can be made out to "Aloha Keiki" and sent to: 75-286 Hoene Street, Kailua Kona, HI96740.   Their tax ID (EIN): 203556922

Bank Account: Aloha Keiki
First Hawaiian Bank Checking A/C #01-142569