In response to voices calling for the expansion of KIBOW activities, and in view of establishing the continuity of support projects, we decided to incorporate Project KIBOW as the KIBOW Foundation.
“We must live lives worthy of those who died in tsunami,” said Masahiko Haga, an NPO leader from Otsuchi, one of the towns worst struck by the disaster. It is with these words in mind that the KIBOW Foundation embarks on a new start. We plan to reopen our donation window, aiming to provide long-term support for recovery and reconstruction efforts through our activities.
In announcing the establishment of the KIBOW Foundation, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the original promoters of Project KIBOW who graciously agreed to serve as the trustees and councilors of the Foundation, to our KIBOW friends who have passionately supported and encouraged us since the project launch, and to those people in Tohoku who have shared with us their tremendous courage, energy and inspiration.
We thank you for your continuing support and understanding.