Build a better world for children; secure child rights and foster children's well-being; maximise the potential of interfaith cooperation; empower and involve children and youth.
Foundation in 1990, Japan, as Arigatou Foundation. Registered as a General incorporated foundation in Japan, 25 Dec 2012, when current title was adopted.
- Ethics Education
The ethics education initiative was first announced at the UN Special Session on Children in May 2002. Next, the Interfaith Council on Ethics Education for Children was established to discern the strategies for promoting ethics and values-based education in diverse educational settings as well as in the home. The first priority set by the Council was the development of a practical resource for conducting interfaith ethics education. The result, Learning to Live Together: An Intercultural and Interfaith Programme for Ethics Education, was developed jointly with UNESCO and UNICEF in a series of rigorous field-tests in diverse socioeconomic, cultural and religious settings around the world. Learning to Live Together is a set of tools for educators and youth leaders around the world that employs a new interfaith and intercultural learning process to empower children and young people to develop a strong sense of ethics
- Prayer and Action
The Prayer and Action for Children seeks to bring together people of religion and goodwill to safeguard the integrity, rights and dignity of children and promote their wellbeing. It is made possible by a partnership among the world's religions, faith-based groups, secular organizations and people of goodwill committed to building a world fit for children. The Prayer and Action for Children takes place every year on Universal Children's Day, November 20, which is also the anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. On that day, all over the world, prayer services accompanied by one or two common, measurable actions for the survival, development and protection of children are encouraged.
Main Focus Countries of Activities
Belgium - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Bhutan - Brazil - Chile - Colombia - Cuba - Dominican Republic - Ecuador - El Salvador - Greece - Guatemala - Haiti - India - Indonesia - Israel - Japan - Kenya - Luxembourg - Maldives - Mauritius - Myanmar - Nepal - Nigeria - Panama - Portugal - Romania - Serbia - South Africa - Sri Lanka - Sudan - Tanzania - Thailand - Uganda - USA - Venezuela - Afghanistan - Algeria - Angola - Anguilla - Antigua and Barbuda - Argentina - Australia - Bangladesh - Barbados - Belgium - Belize - Bhutan - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Brazil - Burundi - Cambodia - Chile - Colombia - Comoros - Costa Rica - Cuba - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Dominica - Dominican Republic - Ecuador - El Salvador - Ethiopia - France - Grenada - Guatemala - Guyana - Haiti - Honduras - India - Indonesia - Iran - Israel - Jamaica - Japan - Jordan - Kenya - Lebanon - Liberia - Madagascar - Malawi - Mauritania - Mauritius - Mexico - Montserrat - Mozambique - Myanmar - Namibia - Nepal - Nicaragua - Nigeria - Pakistan - State of Palestine - Panama - Papua New Guinea - Philippines - Portugal - Romania - Rwanda - Saint Kitts and Nevis - Saint Lucia - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Senegal - Serbia - Sierra Leone - Somalia - South Africa - Sri Lanka - Spain - Sudan - Swaziland - Timor-Leste - Trinidad and Tobago - Turkey - Turks and Caicos Islands - Uganda - Ukraine - Tanzania - UK - USA - Uruguay - Venezuela - British Virgin Islands - Zimbabwe