History and Members
- Kobe Global Charity Festival is based on a charity event organized by an American couple living in Ashiya in 1981.
The first Kobe Global Charity Festival was held in October of 1999 with a large support from Kobe Club in Kitano. Ever since then we have been organizaing an international charity festival every fall.
KGCF’s Board Committee members consist of foreign and Japanese volunteers who are eager to help children around the world.
We have separated from Kobe Club this year and made a fresh start with new board committee members.
- Our mission is to raise funding to donate to non-profit organizations that are at work to provide opportunities for children in developing countries to receive education and care. At the same time, we hope to proveide an opportunity to understand and interact with other cultures in the world through our international festival.
We donate the entire proceeds from the festival to various non-profit organizations that are helping children and adults around the globe.
- 2008 Total Prceeds from the Festival: 1,900,000 yen
Organizations that Received Donations Amount (yen) Thai Village Project 300,000 Afghan Girls’ Education Project 300,000 Peace on Earth 200,000 Karenni Rainbow Foundation 200,000 Burma Relief 100,000 Kansai Bangladesh Project 100,000 Negros Education Helping Activities 100,000 Kobe Shoin Japan/Cambodia Education Project 100,000 Toyonaka International Friendship Association 100,000 JAFS Halu Halo 100,000 Enpitsu no Ie 100,000 Community Support Kobe 100,000 South Kolkata Soroptimists Beyond School Project 100,000