日本語
 

Niwano Peace Foundation Announces Recipients of Year's First-Term Grants

August 2016

The Niwano Peace Foundation recently announced the details of the first of its biannual grant programs this year. It allocated 6, 252,200 Japanese yen (about $58,900) in activity grants to 12 organizations. The grants are being used for one year of activity beginning around early August.

During the application period, the foundation received 56 applications from organizations in Japan and other countries. After careful consideration, the foundation chose the following 12 recipients on July 1:

  • Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation (Philippines):
    720,000 yen to support a project of rainwater sanitation to prevent contamination of water sources, jointly promoted by local Muslim-Christian residents in Province of Lanao del Norte, Mindanao  
  • Institute of Social Research and Development (India):
    600,000 yen for its project to help empower leading members of Meira Paibies (Women Torch Bearers), a local human rights advocacy group, in the Indian state of Manipur  
  • Machsom Watch (Israel):
    400,000 yen to support its activities of monitoring and documenting the conduct of Israeli soldiers and police with Palestinians at checkpoints in the West Bank  
  • AIDS Orphan Support NGO PLAS (Japan):
    678,400 yen for a life-planning support project for AIDS orphans and their guardians in Homa Bay County, Kenya  
  • Insan-Iraq Society for Relief and Development (Iraq):
    800,000 yen to promote peace building by establishing a Peace Yard for Iraqi children  
  • CSO Network Japan (Japan):
    800,000 yen for the project to support a sustainable local community building in which individuals can earn a dignified living  
  • North Asia Regional Peacebuilding Institute (Korea):
    400,000 yen to support its peace-building training program to be held in Taipei this summer.  
  • Organization of United Korean Youth in Japan (Japan):
    320,000 yen for a project to study and share the history of ethnic Koreans who are permanent residents of Japan  
  • NPO Committee of Foundation: War Memorial Center for Peace (Japan):
    340,000 yen to support a project to hold an exhibition with the theme “The Memorial Day of My August 15”
  • JIYUJUKU (Japan):
    700,000 yen to support the work of tutors not charging fees to people (aged 15–27) who missed the chance to finish secondary education
  • Hopeful Touch (Japan):
    193,800 yen to support education of children of Syrian refugees in Sanliurfa, Turkey
  • Free The Children Japan (Japan):
    300,000 yen for the project Take Action Camp 2016 to help children learn about social issues and obtain skills to take action for local and global issues

The Niwano Peace Foundation aims to promote interreligious understanding and cooperation by encouraging individuals and groups inspired by religious faith to contribute to world peace. Grants are allocated twice a year for programs that contribute to social welfare and peace activities in a religious spirit, and for regional empowerment. The Niwano Peace Foundation’s grants are administered by Rissho Kosei-kai’s Donate-a-Meal Fund for Peace.

[Back to News Archive]


 

 
Kosei logo Website by UmeWorks, LLC