Kids2Kids connects youth in Japan and around the world through global exchange programs that allow you to brainstorm innovative solutions to today's social problems as the future social leaders of tomorrow.
Are you a changemaker? Do you see the world not only for what it is, but for all it can be?
(Design by Nao Ishii (Japan), age 12) =>
A global changemaker has the knowledge and skills they need to be able to learn about the world, recognize and respect differing viewpoints, communicate ideas in a culturally sensitive way, and take action on important issues that have far reaching impacts across the globe
Power to Change the World
Kids2Kids is a global exchange program for children between the ages of 6 and 18 (Grades 1-12) in Japan and around the world to help them explore and find kid-inspired solutions to problems the world faces today.
Kids can become more open-minded and globally aware as they discover more about the world around them through friendships and see how much power they have to change the world through their actions.
The K2K Change the World program is a global exchange program on social issues, such as the environment, diversity, equity, inclusion, culture, gender equality, disaster resilience, health and other current topics, that allows kids to think about ways they can make a difference and put solutions into practice. Depending the needs of the coordinators, programs may run from single sessions to longer programs that are aligned to a specific curriculum or actual situations in partner countries.
Exchange may be conducted through video letters, blogging, art, online exhibitions, letters or other types of correspondence.
Programs have been carried out in the following areas with different partners. Check out our blog for details.
Oct-Dec 2018, Oct-Dec 2019, Oct-Nov 2020
5Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle, refuse, rott/compost), plastic waste, food loss, special cooking and art program on local foods
U.S. (Willow Grove Elementary School, Girl Scouts)
Indonesia (Elementary school in Pekalongan)
Japan (Cooking with Kiara,
K. English Garden)
Disaster risk reduction
Disaster readiness (earthquakes, typhoons, flooding), hazard mapping
Nepal (Shree Arunodaya Secondary School)
Applying the 7 principles of universal design to create spaces and products using your unique Bitmoji!
The Art of Storytelling
Find your voice and communicate your own ideas and solutions to social issues that interest you.
U.S. Consulate Fukuoka in cooperation with students from the Department of English at The University of Kitakyushu
Jan-Mar 2019, Apr-Jun 2019
Mangroves, water quality, river cleanup, fireflies (seasonal program)
Philippines (3 local communities in Cebu and neighboring islands)
Japan (Local community center)
Gender perspectives in architectural design
Learning how to design gender-inclusive spaces
History of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Tokyo 2020(Won!), brainstorming ways to have a safe, fun and successful Games
Explore what it means to be multicultural in Japan. Create vision boards of your image and hopes for multicultural Japan.
The University of Kitakyushu (extension program)
Endangered wildlife & cultures
Indigenous cultures, extinct and endangered languages and wildlife
New Zealand (Local group in Auckland)
Farm & Garden to Table
Creating an authentic environment for intergenerational exchange between Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia through food.
Kitakyushu, Japan (Bright Kids Garden International School, ESDx英会話, Sakura English Circle)