Empowering Sick Children through Sports: NPO Founder - Kitano Hanako *RERUN
Across Japan, over 250 thousand children consistently miss out on school and other shared peer-group experiences due to chronic medical and physical conditions. In 2016, Kitano Hanako built upon her own experiences of similar hardship to found an organization that has so far helped some 1,300 such children to unlock their potential through sports and placements with professional and university sports teams.
A boy who participated in Kitano's sports camp
Former beach volleyball player interacting with a child at sports camp
Habashita Tengo and Kitano at completion ceremony
Kitano interacting with children at sports camp