I am presently a professional soccer player.
Since 2013, I have been sending soccer balls to children in Africa through Mr. Doya of Doooooooo NPO. However, I have expanded my efforts through the Pass on Project by establishing the Pass on NPO, which will continue to send soccer balls to African children and identify more with the essence of aid and support.
Groups and individuals in Japan have been helping earthquake and disaster victims and as a result, the spirit of volunteering in Japan has taken shape. This is just my opinion but I don’t think it matters what the motive is or how we come to start volunteering. Sometimes it’s a feeling we get or an impulse to help others, or for me, a simple request from a friend.
I have sent a total of 500 soccer balls to children in 80 locations in Africa over the course of the last 5 years.
My next step is to bring the balls to Africa myself, balls filled with our hope and affection. Therefore, I have decided to transfer to the top league of the Republic of Zambia located in East Africa for the 2019 season. It is my desire to experience the current situation in Africa first hand. I want to personally take the balls to various parts of Africa and see the children’s smiling faces. I also want to help support the African people to become more self-reliant and help the young people to see that their future is bright.
I myself lost our first son 43 hours after birth. With this deep experience with the Japanese medical care system, I hope to somehow be involved with medical care in Africa.
Another step to connecting Japan and Africa