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2020/09/12

【COVID-19】NPO Partner Project - Online Store Keeps Jobs for People With Disabilities

The prolonged COVID-19 crisis is affecting sales of products made at welfare centers for people with disabilities (PWDs). Many centers have been pushed to close down and employment opportunities for PWDs are becoming scarce. 

Arts and Sports for Everyone (ASE) and NPO KP5000 in Kumamoto are working together to bring in new buyers and explore new distribution channels. ASE encourages participation of PWDs in arts and sports. KP5000 promotes full participation of PWDs in communities.

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As part of their initiative, an online shop “Shifuku Department Store” was launched in September. The shop has a wide range of products - groceries, merchandise, eco-friendly bags, CDs, and more. Fortunately, the shop has been making sales every day since its opening. Please support this initiative and visit the online store.

Civic Force has been working with ASE through the NPO Partner Project since the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake. The project has ensured employment opportunities for PWDs and also hosted online workshops targeting welfare centers since June. Please visit ASE’s Facebook page for more details.