|Name of organization||BUNPAPPA|
|Location||Chiryu city, Aichi, Japan|
|Activities||Japanese class for small kids and parents of foreign nationalities|
Established a volunteer group “AIUEO”.
Held international understanding development workshops for small kids in Aichi with the members came back from the JICA Overseas Cooperation Volunteers. Provided the experience of different countries by food, music, fashion etc. to “feel the world closely”.
Started Japanese class”Kore na-ni?(What is this?)” for small kids of foreign nationality, once a week at TIA.
Started Japanese class”Kore na-ni?(What is this?)” for small kids of foreign nationality, once a week at TIA.(main target was parents and kids of 0-3year old)
Held classes for 26 times in a year, and more than 200 parents and kids(11 countries) attended the class.
From April 2020, as an infection control for COVID-19, changed to online lessons and keep holding once/week class.
“BUNPAPPA” was named by 1year-old daughter at the time. I couldn’t think of an organization name that would describe what we wanted to do in one word, and one day I asked my daughter, “What do you think?”. At that time, “BUNPAPPA” was her reply.
Even babies who don’t speak words can easily say “BUNPAPPA”, and I like the fun sound. Furthermore, from now is the era in which we will create new meanings without being bound by existing meanings and values. I think it would be good to use “BUNPAPPA”, which has no fixed meaning, as our organization name and create that meaning while working. I named it with such a feeling.