Welcome to this district’s Networking Salon for Community Welfare and Multicultural Exchange!
From Higashikujo, let’s share the idea of a multicultural society!
・About the Kyoto City Networking Salon for Community Welfare and Multicultural Exchange.
(establishment and purpose)
The Kyoto City Networking Salon for Community Welfare and Multicultural Exchange
(“Network Salon”) is administered by Kyoto City.
The Network Salon is managed by Kibo no Ie (House of Hope), the community welfare
center run by the Social Welfare Corporation Caritas in the Kyoto Diocese,following the approval
of a proposal made in July 2011.
Given the historical idiosyncracy of Higashikujo (Minami Ward),
people in this community come from various cultural zbackgrounds.
This center was established to carry out
social welfare projects and to provide opportunities for these people of different backgrounds to
mingle with each other.
・About the facility
The Network Salon has a registration system for groups and it supports those various groups.
Use of the facility is basically free.
There are no limits to its use as long as groups/organizations approve the aims of the Network Salon.
However, rules of use should still be followed since this is a public facility.
the information room and the café (at the Kibo no Ie) are available for individual use.
・About the projects (plan)
Ⅰ． Gathering and sharing information about groups/organizations
[A] The Network Salon gathers information about NPOs and groups/organizations which work for local communities and towards a multicultural society, focusing attention,
for example, on their activities, events and way of recruiting volunteers.
The information thus gathered is introduced and shared on the website also as a newsletter.
[B] The Network Salon gathers materials and data about life in a multicultural society, with special reference to the Higashikujo area, and where possible places them on a data base for general use.
Ⅱ． Development of future volunteers, their practical training, and coordination of workshops
[A] The Network Salon holds workshops and seminars for citizens who are interested in activities to achieve interaction between people in communities as well as in life in a multicultural society.
The Salon also encourages people to join in activities and supports future volunteers.
[B] The Network Salon provides information about groups/organizations including NPOs, concerning,
for example, their recruitment of volunteers. People who are interested in these activities can access the information. The Network Salon also shares the information with people who are in need of support.
Ⅲ． Support for groups/organizations
[A] The Network Salon provides a multipurpose space for NPOs and groups to share information among themselves. This space can be used for small meetings and likewise offers an opportunity for groups to freely exchange views.
[B] The Network Salon helps groups to develop and to get involved with other groups.
it gives advice to groups, especially small groups, about suitable activities. It also introduces events that people can join and support.
[A] Jointly with universities and educational institutions, the Network Salon carries out activities and events in which people in local communities can join. The results of these activities and data are then made available to the public, thus helping people to assume joint ownership of the problems in their communities and also encouraging community-based activities to be more active.
[B] The Network Salon organizes a variety of workshops dealing with the history and culture of the Higashikujo area.as well as with the promotion of human rights.
[C] The Network Salon carries out surveys in and beyond Kyoto on people’s active interaction in communities and multicultural societies.
It then analyzes the results and applies them in workshops run by the Network Salon.
Ⅴ． Projects to encourage groups/organizations to cooperate with each other
The Network Salon plans and holds events that encourage NPOs, groups/organizations,
organizations, enterprises and universities to cooperate with one another.
Ⅵ． Encouragement to build active networks
To build up active networks among NPOs, groups/organizations and related institutions,
the Network Salon organizes liaison conferences.
Moreover, by using the information gathered,and based on ideas for a multicultural society,
it builds new model cases to improve welfare in communities.