B4S supports children who leave children’s homes

Bridge for Smile (B4S) hopes that all children can live with dreams.

We help children who have grown up in children’s homes and are about to leave to live on their own.

We hope that all children in Japan can live with dreams, hope and smiles without giving up the possibility of a promising future, even if they have grown up in a difficult environment.

Children growing up in children’s homes have been separated from their parents – many have been abused and/or neglected. However, most of them have to leave children’s homes and start to live on their own around the age of 18 when they finish (or drop out of) high school.

We support these teen agers. We help them to live independently, and help them to build self-confidence so that they can overcome the difficulties they encounter. Even if they make mistakes, it’s not the end of the world, and they always have another chance to try.