SKJ in the News
CBS6 News in Richmond, VA talks about Taylor Anderson Fund and relief efforts by Smile Kids Japan and volunteerAkita.
Smile Kids Japan Founder Michael Maher King is going to be speaking at TEDxTokyo: Enter the Unknown.
For more information please see the attached press release.
Find out more about TEDxTokyo here!
Even more than six weeks on, it’s still difficult to estimate the number of children who have been orphaned by the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of March 11.
The Ministry of Health has registered around 100 confirmed cases, but the number is expected to rise as more of the people listed as missing are confirmed dead. For some of the kids left behind, the path to recovery will be harder than others and they are likely to end up in state care.
Mike will be on the show “Tonight” on Thursday, April 14 at 7.30pm UK time – ITV (Channel 3).
Try to watch it if you can!
Read more about it here! (Japanese only)
“Five years ago, then 23-year-old Michael Maher King moved from England to Japan to teach English through JET, the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme. Two years in, looking for a deeper connection to his community, he began visiting a local orphanage to spend time with the kids there and soon discovered that by serving area youth, he was also enriching his own experience abroad.”
Royal Holloway of the University of London responds to the Earthquake/Tsunami disaster and interviews Mike.
Michael’s letter to the Japan Times about orphanage donations was published January 20th.
You can read the letter here.
This just in from Anna Henderson in Ishikawa!
Hi! Thought you’d like to hear the Hokkoku Shinbun has published an article on orphanage visits in Ishikawa and some of the fundraising we’ve been involved in: http://www.hokkoku.co.jp/subpage/H20101029102.htm
I told them a lot more about Smile Kids and the origins in the interview but they couldn’t fit it in
The article is in Japanese, but take a look anyway with a little help of Google Translate.