The distinguished speaker, Ms. Harumi Torii, established the non-profit organization Kids Earth Fund (KEF) in 1988 from one drawing. A thoughtful drawing by her son reminded her that children with pure hearts are key in making the world a better place.
KEF supports children’s creative expression through art workshops and lets their vast imagination flourish. With their slogan, “Kids Helping Kids,” children in all kinds of situations continue to save and support each other. This NPO has held over 2,000 art workshops in 46 nations, as well as over 3,000 exhibitions.
Ms. Torii will speak about the importance of art for healing the hearts and minds of children, especially those who have gone through hardships in their lives. She believes in the tremendous power of children’s creativity.
Ms. Torii won a Women Innovation of the Year Award in 2016 and Kids Earth Fund has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize this year.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 12, 2018; From 1:20 PM – 2:50 PM
TARGET AUDIENCE: All IE Students and any other interested parties
This newsletter describes workshops that “Kids Earth Home” have carried out in Croatia, Palestine, and Turkey.
You can also find an interesting article in which Ms. Torii is profiled at https://journal.accj.or.jp/it-all-began-with-love/.