Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan
Unused New Year’s postcards lead to educational support for children around the world
~ “Kakisonji Postcard Campaign 2023” is underway! ~
The Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; Chairman: Miki Sato) collects New Year’s postcards that have not been posted because they are written incorrectly or because they are old. We are conducting the “Kakisonji Postcard Campaign 2023” that will be used for sports activities.
Unused New Year’s cards are contributing greatly to the UNESCO World Terakoya Movement
On January 15th, the winning numbers for New Year’s postcards and New Year’s stamps were announced on the website of Japan Post Co., Ltd. Our federation collects postcards that have not been used, including postcards that have been won and exchanged for prizes at the post office, as well as postcards that have been misplaced.
The sent postcards will be converted into donations by our federation and used for the UNESCO World Terakoya Movement, which supports the education of children around the world.
One postcard is equivalent to one notebook in Afghanistan and four pencils in Nepal. With 14 Kakisonji postcards, one Cambodian child can go to school for a month. We would like to ask for your cooperation in the UNESCO World Terakoya Movement.
In addition to unused New Year’s postcards that were not sent in the mailbox, we also accept unused stamps, telephone cards, and gift certificates.
*We do not accept postcards, used stamps, or telephone cards with holes that have already been posted.
Destination 〒150-0013 1-3-1-12F Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo CP Section, Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan
▼ About Kakisonji Postcard Campaign 2023
What is the “UNESCO Global Terakoya Movement”?
In the world, many people are left without access to education due to problems such as poverty, conflict, and discrimination. It is said that about 124 million children cannot go to school, and about 773 million adults cannot read or write. The Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan creates places of learning in developing countries and provides educational support centered on literacy education in order to achieve the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).
▼About the UNESCO World Terakoya Movement
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About the Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan
Based on the principles of the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Charter, the Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan, together with about 280 UNESCO associations and clubs that are volunteers, aims to achieve
international peace and the common welfare of all humankind. We are promoting various activities such as the spread of education in Japan and overseas, centered on Goal 4 “Education”, World Heritage activities to inherit and preserve nature and culture in Japan and overseas, and future heritage activities.
Name: Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan
Chairman: Miki Sato
Chairman: Yuji Suzuki
Date of establishment: May 1, 1948
Location: Asahi Seimei Ebisu Building 12F, 1-3-1 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013
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