– Bringing Smiles to Children without Access to Sport –
Sports Mentoring is a one-on-one six-month mentoring program matching university students to elementary school students from DV victim families. During the program each mentor comes to the house of their mentees’ and spend time all the way to venues where they enjoy sports together as a group. Through the program children gain confidence and improve communication skills, and ultimately learn to believe that their mentors or people come across in their lives cheer them up.
[Overview of the Progarm]
Term: late May/ early June – late Oct./ early Nov.
Frequency: Twice in a month (in addition to monthly training sessions for mentors)
Venue : Sports facilities and community centers in Tokyo
Participants: Less than 5 pairs for each venue
[Sports Mentoring 2018]
Organizer: Sports Mentoring Japan
Co-organizer: Sport For Smile
Program Partner: WERC
Funded by: Wesley Foundation/ Individual Donors
Cooperation by: Japan Blind Soccer Association/ ARTH DANCE COMPANY