We held our first Essay Contest in May 2009 in Japan. We raised 1,000 (US$ 1,600) with 64 children from 6 schools in Tokyo entering their Essays on why it is important to help a child in need.

We received wonderful support from our sponsor Tokyo Families Magazine and you can read more about it at www.tokyofamilies.com

Below are our winning entries from the 2009 Contest:

8yrs and under:
9-12yrs
13-15yrs
16yrs and older: