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“Children’s third place to live” project secretariat “Korane”, a place for children, opens as a hub for a “regional child-rearing community where no one is left behind”

Secretariat of the “Children’s Third Place” Project
A place for children, Kolanne, opens as a hub for a local
child-rearing community where no one is left behind
“Children’s third home” Kagoshima Prefecture Tokunoshima’s first base
Oyako Network Gajumaru no Ie (Tokunoshima Town, Kagoshima Prefecture, Chairman Ryoko Nonaka) has received a grant from the Nippon Foundation to open a place for children, “Korane,” in Tokunoshima Town, Kagoshima Prefecture, and the opening and signing ceremony will be held in 2023. It was held on Saturday, April 29, 2019.
In addition, Kolanne, a place for children, is the first base in Tokunoshima Town for the “third place for children” project.
[Image 1:×797.jpg] Signing of the agreement
[Image 2:×232.jpg] Appearance of facility
At the opening ceremony, Ryoko Nonaka, director of the specified non-profit organization Oyako Network Gajumaru no Ie, said, “With the support of everyone in the community, we will support the children of Tokunoshima so that they can stand on the island with big dreams. I want to continue to be a place where children can feel at home, and I want to increase their experiences through hands-on activities and the operation of local cafeterias.” After that, we introduced the base of the children’s place “Korane” and signed the agreement, and received a congratulatory address from the guest, Mr. Hideki Takaoka, the mayor of Tokunoshima.
“Children’s Third Place for Children” is a place where children can feel safe and secure. It is a place where you can spend time. At Kolanne, a place for children, we hope to nurture the strengths of each and every child, and help everyone in the community as a place to support their families in the community.
Operates three days a week, Mondays and Thursdays (9:00 to 18:00) and Saturdays (9:00 to 15:00). Learning support in a co-learning space equipped with Wi-Fi, nature experiences in Tokunoshima, local cooking classes, etc. We are planning to work on hands-on activities. Equipment outline
Location: 223-2 Inokawa, Tokunoshima-cho, Oshima-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture Opening hours: Mondays and Thursdays (9:00-18:00)
Saturday (9:00-15:00)
Staff: 4 people
Facilities: Co-learning space with Wi-Fi
About the management body “Oyako Network Gajumaru House”
President: Ryoko Nonaka
Location: 4223-7 Kamezu, Tokunoshima-cho, Oshima-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture Established: May 2005
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On Tokunoshima, which is said to be the “Island of Children”, this is an organization that develops child-rearing support services such as home-visit child-rearing services and nursery schools. Our mission is to pay attention to the needs of the child-rearing generation and create an environment where parents and children can feel that “raising children is fun” without isolating them.
What is a “third place for children”?
Since 2016, the Nippon Foundation has been playing a central role in establishing these centers nationwide with the aim of nurturing the ability for all children to survive and become independent in the future. In the “child’s third place to live”, each situation such as isolation and eating alone due to single-parent households and double-income parents, difficulties in learning and living due to developmental characteristics, and loss of opportunities due to economic reasons. We provide a place to stay after school for children who are facing more difficulties, and provide meals, establishment of study habits and lifestyle habits, and experience opportunities. At the same time, we will work with schools, regions, and specialized institutions to function as a hub for a “regional child-rearing community where no one is left behind.” Currently, there are 152 locations nationwide, and we are aiming to open 500 locations nationwide. (As of March 31, 2023)
Child’s third home HP address:
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