A former Child Soldier is coming to Japan!


For the World Day Against Child Labour campaign in June, Free The children Japan will present a former child soldier from Democratic Republic of the Congo, Michel Chikwanine. Plaese join us and let’s stop Child Labour together!

1. <<“I really want to go to school!” rally 2012 in Midōsuji, Osaka>>

We will be walking around Midōsuji together and protest against child labour.

Michel will NOT be at this event.

Date: Sunday, June 3

Time: 1:45pm to 4:00pm

Place: We will be meeting in front of the Megami no Zou (Statue of Goddess) at Nakanoshima Park near Yodoyabashi station.

Cost: Free


2. <<A former child soldier speaks against child labour>>

Free The Children Japan and Wesley Foundation will be sponsoring an event together to hear from a former child soldier, Michel Chikwanine.

This event will mainly be in English.

Date: Friday, June 8

Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)

Place: Wesley Foundation

Map: http://wesleyfoundationjp.com/en/access.html

Cost: Free

3. <<Anti-Child Labour Event in Sapporo>>

A former child soldier, Michel Chikwanine will be giving a speech.

Date: Saturday, June 9

Time: 11:00am to -4:00pm

Place: Chikahiroba (basement space) in front of Sapporo station.

Cost: Free

Registration is not needed

4. <<World Day Against Child Labour>>

A former child soldier, Michel Chikwanine will be giving a speech.

Also, Free The Children “Action Kids” will be performing a play based on child soldiers.

There also will be a panel discussions led by anti-child labour experts.

Date: Sunday, June 10

Time: 1:30pm to 5:20pm (Doors open at 12:30pm)

Place: Jin-ai Hall at Bunkyo Gakuin University (Hongo campus)

Map: http://www.u-bunkyo.ac.jp/about/page/campus.html

Cost: High school students and under: Free

University students: 500yen

Others: 1000yen

5. <<Talk session with a former child soldier Michel Chikwanine: “What can we do?” in Tokyo>>

This is an event organized by FTCJ kids members.

Students will listen to Michel’s speech and have a discussion with him.

Date: Tuesday, June 12

Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm (Doors open at 6pm)

Place: Kitazawa Town Hall 12th Floor, Sky Salon Room (near Shimokitazawa station)

Map: http://kitazawatownhall.jp/map.html

Cost: University students and under: 500yen

Others: 1000yen

This event is available only for 60 participants, so FTCJ members will have a higher priority to attend the event.

6. <<”Kids don’t wanna work!! Anti-child labour parade>>

We will be walking around Shibuya together and protest against child labour.

Date: Sunday, June 17

Time: 2pm to 5pm

Place: Start at Miyashita Park and end at Jingu Park.

Cost: Free