www.ashinaga.org
   "We support orphans emotionally and financially."
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Kokoro Jyuku and
ASHINAGA Tokyo Rainbow House
Kobe Rainbow House
History
Financial Report
Structure
Charter of ASHINAGA
About Us
ASHINAGA is a non-profit organization in Japan. Since it was founded in 1969, more than 60,000 orphans have graduated from schools with ASHINAGA scholarship support. The name "ASHINAGA" is a Japanese translation of the title of the American novel "Daddy Long Legs". We hope that our orphans receive an education equal to that of ordinary children.

We are a private organization funded by the combination of "sweat", meaning the street level fundraising by orphans, and "heart", meaning the warm generosity of donors.

ASHINAGA was originally started by an anonymous "Daddy Long Legs" donation system. There were many ordinary citizens who had experienced hardships in their lives. They donated money to those experiencing hardships as a means of expressing gratitude for their good fortune.

We have two main jobs. One is to provide financial support to children who have lost either one or both of their parents. The other is to provide emotional support. We hold summer camps for ASHINAGA scholars every summer, where children can express their sorrow and share feelings together. We also provide constant emotional care programs at Kobe Rainbow House, which was built in 1999 as the first day care center for orphans in Japan.

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