Provide opportunities to learn Japanese and cultivate the power of connecting people through language.
To create a place where parents and children with various backgrounds can support and learn from each other,
we operate “Japanese language classes for infants and toddlers” and a “multicultural parenting community.”
Play with language and expand your world together.
Warm communication will become your power.
|Name of organization||BUNPAPPA|
|Location||Chiryu city, Aichi, Japan|
|Activities||Japanese class for kids and parents|
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 for baby and kids, once a week in Toyota city.
Started Japanese class for baby and kids, once a week at TIA(Toyota International Association).
Held classes for 26 times in a year, and more than 200 parents and kids(11 countries) attended the class.
From April 2020, due to the spread of Covid-19 infection, classes were switched to online and continued once a week.
Established General Incorporated Association “BUNPAPPA”
FY2021 Multicultural parenting support project commissioned by Aichi Prefecture.
FY2022 Multicultural parenting support project commissioned by Toyota city.
Record of past media coverage
Aichi Bank Education and Culture Foundation Bulletin
Newsparer ‘Yahagi Shinpou’
To create a society where everyone can live with peace of mind,
have increased choices in life, regardless of their background,
and where individuals can make their own choices.
“BUNPAPPA” was named by 1year-old daughter at the time.
It was difficult to come up with a name for the organisation that would describe what we wanted to do in one word.
One day I asked my daughter, “What do you think?” and she said “BUNPAPPA”.
Even babies who can’t speak yet can vocalise easily “BUNPAPPA”, and love the sound of fun.
Furthermore, the future is an era of creating new meanings without being bound by existing meanings and values. I thought it would be good to use “BUNPAPPA”, which has no fixed meaning, as our organization name and create its meaning as we work.