October article in Metropolis

by Click below: Therapy through Technology BY NICOLÒ GOVONI International adoption is in decline, even as the number of orphans relentlessly goes up. Of the 150 million children orphaned world- wide, only 250,000 get adopted every year. India, China, Uganda, Haiti, and Ukraine are the countries most commonly thought of as having many of children in need, and for intercontinental policies that facilitate adoptions. But children are subject to abuse and neglect in developed countries as well, where deplorable social issues such as child maltreatment are systematically disregarded. In Japan, orphans frequently go unacknowledged or experience stigma. Living Dreams has been active in improving the quality of life for Japan’s orphaned children. “In Japan, orphans living in institutions are almost 40,000, scattered over 600 children’s homes around the country,” says Michael Clemons, Director of Partnerships for Living Dreams, an NPO founded in 2001. The group focuses on using technology to better conditions in children’s homes. “In the past, the two World Wars were the primary causes, but now it’s because of abuse … the majority of these kids would be dead if they were still at home.”
With Living Dreams, Clemons supports institutionalized children by allowing them to learn through hi-tech devices. “Thirty-five percent of orphans are on average two years behind their peers, owing to the psychological scars they carry, and only 12 to 16 percent of them go to university. By exposing our kids to 21st-century learning and by training them to profitably use technology, we aim at improving both these numbers.” “At Living Dreams, we try to raise the awareness [within] the kids first, getting them to think of...

September 2016 Newsletter

by Please see below link for our September Newsletter: NEWSLETTER Thanking DAA Artists and Sponsors Twitter office visit Morgan Stanley Career night  ...

Azure Cloud

by Azure Thank you Microsoft for renewing our donation of the AZURE cloud so that we are able to offer our Digital Natives content from a centrally managed platform....

Adopt a home

by LD.Home.Profiles.9.2015   Please see the profiles of the homes we are sponsoring. We are looking for organizations which are looking to get closer to the home for volunteering, sponsoring and communication. If you or your organization is interested in learning more about adopting a home, please contact us....

Seeking Dream Makers

by Volunteer roles Volunteer roles Administration Office/Strategy Office   Administration Office is a back office which consists of Strategy, Legal, Financial and I.T. Departments.   * Strategy Department draws and reviews strategies on Living Dreams and Digital Natives development for Management Director and for President. The strategies should be reviewed at least annually. * Legal Department responsibilities will cover legal matters which will occur as the scale of Living Dreams and Digital Natives grows. The members of this * Financial Department is in charge of accounting. According to the trial calculation 50% of its work in Living Dreams will be devoted to the Digital Natives program. Financial Department decisions on transactions are the subject to a final confirmation by Managing Director * I.T. Department will take care of building and maintaining Digital Natives.   Volunteer Office   Volunteer Office is a unit for securing and fostering the inflow of volunteers to the organization. One of their main tasks is how to secure volunteers who provide their time and skills continuously to Living Dreams. Volunteer Office has 4 distinct roles;   * Recruitment: recruitment of volunteers   * Coordination: coordination of volunteers where allocation of volunteers and instructions to them are conducted   * Lectures: lectures where volunteers are taught in a periodic way mission   * Rules: rules of Digital Natives, what a volunteer for Digital Natives should be written in an introduction letter.   Fund-raising Office   Fund-raising Office is separated into two departments: Communications and Fundraising. Fund raising Office will be headed by a full-time employee with salary, who will be responsible for proposal activities and coordination...

OZOBOT in the homes

by To Living Dreams,I was happy to meet you the other day.I thank you for teaching a variety of learning methods.I in order to teach the  program to the children, we use a new toy that is called OZOBOT.Children are learning and having fun.OZOBOT reacts to color, if you draw a line with a pen, you can use or draw a line on the PC, it follows this.Thank you very much.OZOBOThttp://ozobot.com/Matsubaen Children’s Home...
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