History

1983~2009 Before Establishment of FGC, Mr. Yasuo Miyazawa`s History of Social Contribution

1983 Mr. Yasuo Miyazawa, founder of SEISA Group, started international education support.
Educational study group visited New Caledonia. (Mr. Miyazawa as a group leader)
1984 Education study group visited Marianas Islands Education Division in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana. (a group leader)
Junior-high and high school education investigative group visited 15 states in the United States of America. (a group leader)
1989 Head of technical guidance team to Laos National Broadcasting Department.
The first Marianas High School Home Stay Program, cultural and sport exchange program between Marianas High School (MHS) in Saipan, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana and SEISA High School in Japan, has started. (annual program, still ongoing)
1990 Sent technical guidance team to Bangladesh National Broadcasting Department. (team leader)
1993 Visited Ethiopia as an advisor for establishment of the Ethiopian Radio Technology Association.
Head of Teaching Expedition to Eritrea Technical School.
Received certificate of appreciation from the Laos government.
1994 Entered into sister school partnership between MHS and SEISA Gakuen School.
1995

Provided financial assistance for construction of dormitory accommodation in Bhutan
Start providing annual educational scholarship for Bhutanese students studying abroad program. (still ongoing)
Donated audio visual equipment for the audio and visually impaired in Bhutan.

1996 Received official invitation from Laos Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism, and provided financial aids to social welfare facilities in Laos.
Established Bert Thompson Scholarship, Saipan Financial Assistance Grant
Received invitation from Yemen Ministry of Telecommunications, Aden for providing guidance in medical and telecommunication fields.
1997 Received invitation from Laos Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism to set-up and offer training in remote medical assistance and amateur radio transmission.
2000 Implemented teacher exchange program between MHS and SEISA Gakuen School.
2001 Provided financial aids and donated telecommunications equipment to the Kingdom of Bhutan Youth Scientific Development Fund.
2002 Scientific Development Donation to Alaska University International Space Research Centre (The annual grant is still ongoing)
2005 Provided assistance for Bhutan at the EXPO 2005 Aichi, Japan.
2007 Gave the “Star Raft Awards” at 18th Asian Conference on Intellectual Disabilities in Taiwan.
2009 Gave the “Star Raft Awards” at 19th Asian Conference on Intellectual Disabilities in Singapore.

July 17, 2010 Foundation for Global Children was founded in Japan

The FGC was founded to inherit the works of Mr. Yasuo Miyazawa, especially in educational and medical assistance for children who are in poor educational and medical environment, in the world.
Dr. Ryosuke Tsuchiya was appointed as first chairperson of FGC by Mr. Yasuo Miyazawa.

2010 Dec

Sent inspecting team to Bangladesh. Sewing Factory Project has started: Cooperating with Yabe Pro Cutting Co., Ltd to support the self-sustaining operation of the Agrasara Orphanage, which the factory is operated by the orphanage.

2011v Mar Started supplying aids for survival from 17th in Koriyama, Fukushima and Sendai, Miyagi in Japan.
Apr Built an operating base in Soma City, Fukushima. Educational Environment Support Team (EEST) and Medical Support Team (MST) have been established. EEST has worked for counseling and mental care of children, students, teachers, and parental guardians. MST has done medical examination, health consultation, and information sessions on radiation ray. (still ongoing)
Jun

NPO Soma Follower Team, founded by Soma City, Fukushima, dispatched counselors to the earthquake sites.

With help from Lohas Media Co., Ltd, “Lohas Medical” special volume “Soso Medical (“Fear Radioactive Material and Ray with Correct Knowledge”)” was published and distributed for free.

2012 Feb

Supporting Short Exchange Program between Royal Thimphu College (RTC) and SEISA University. First exchange students from Bhutan visited Japan. This program has been implemented annually. (ongoing)

Planned and supported running a charity concert for the Great East Earthquake by the Brussel String Quartet, where was taken place at Suntory Hall Blue Rose.

Apr “Soso Medical Magazine (“Desire to Reduce Internal Exposure”)” was published and distributed for free.
Jul

Supported planning and running the entry of first two Bhutanese scholarship students to the SEISA High School under the Ashi Kesang - Miyazawa Seisa Scholarship Program. (First program ended in March, 2014)

Inspectorate visited Myanmar. Donated 10,000 soaps to the Ministry of Health. Support for “School Health Program,” a program to improve health and hygiene environment, has started.。

Oct Provided financial aids to Bhutan for reconstructing the historic temple Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, destroyed by fire in June, 2012.
Nov Medical inspectorate visited Bhutan
Dec Inspectorate visited Cambodia. Provided financial aids for construction of Phnom Penh vocational training center.
2013 May Provided 50 computers to the Ministry of Science and Technology, financial aids for School Health Program, and 10 cataract surgery equipment to the Ministry of Health in Myanmar.
Aug Aiding cataract operations by Japanese doctor Masashi Hattori in Yangon ENT Hospital in Myanmar.
Oct Planned and supported running the second charity concert for the Great East Japan Earthquake by Brussel String Quartet at Yamaha Hall Ginza.
Nov

Announced donation of 2 ambulances and telecommunication devices will be done to the Myanmar government. An agreement on short term study program of Myanmar high school students to Japan was signed with the Ministry of Science and Technology. Donated telecommunication equipment to Ministry of Communication and Data Technology of Myanmar.

2014 Jan The first short term study program of Myanmar Technical High School to Japan was taken place. 5 students and 1 teacher visited to Japan.
Mar Inspectorate visited orphanages in Naypyidaw city, Myanmar. Provided financial aids.
Apr Dr. Kenji Eguchi was appointed as the second chairperson of FGC.
Jun Donated 2 ambulance to the Ministry of Health in Myanmar.

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