- Posted January 18, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Impact Your World
Finding the importance of volunteer
When I was a freshman, my friend invited the briefing session of DAWN KUIS. DAWN KUIS is a volunteer club in the university. DAWN KUIS stands for Development Action for Women Network. Before that inviting. I was not interested in volunteer entirely. However I began to get interested in the activity of DAWN KUIS because I could know about the problem between Philippine and Japan. So I decided to be a DAWN KUIS member.
DAWN KUIS supports Filipino women who had Japanese husbands and their children (Japanese Filipino Children). Almost of all their Japanese husbands or fathers left from them. So the money they use for live is few. In Philippin, the women produces filipino traditional products, for example, cloths, bracelets, scarves, bags and so on. They work to get their cost of living and members in DAWN KUIS sell them in Japan to support them. So all money DAWN KUIS members could get in the selling is sent to the mothers and children in Philippin.
In the first year, I sometimes took part in DAWN KUIS activity, for example selling products in school festival, participating in meetings.
I often thought that a volunteer is important but I’m just selling products and taking part in meeting. Can I really support someone?
On May 2013, Makuhari in Chiba charity event held in Kanda Gaigo University. This event has a lot of special events, for instance, free market, auction and shops. These events connect charity. So DAWN KUIS participated in that event to sell products. But this event was different from usual activities like a selling or meeting because Japanese filipino children who are supported by DAWN KUIS would come the event and hold a drama. This drama was so special for the children because the drama shows children’s minds. We can feel their sad and hopeful emotions in the drama. The emotions come from sadness of ordeal because of not having father or poor lives.
In the event, I and other DAWN KUIS members worked as backstage personnel. Then they could see the children for the first time. And I realized the activities in DAWN KUIS was really valuable when I watched the drama. I decided to support them because I wanted them to smile and spend their lives comfortably.
Japanese, particularly the younger can support someone because we have enough power and passion. So we should focus on world wide problems and other people to cooperate.
Recently, I works as a DAWN KUIS member hard to support the children and their mothers.