Focus Areas 取り組み

Girl Child Education 女子教育




In rural parts of India, girls are dropping out of public schools due to early marriage, to care for their younger siblings, to help out with farming and other house chores. In some parts of Africa, harmful traditions such as female genital mutilation is practiced. Munakata Foundation aims to support the education and awareness of female children in these countries. Quality education and female empowerment are stated as goals no.4 and 5 in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Diversity 多様性の確保




In most developed countries, diversity not only includes gender equality, but also the inclusion of sexual minorities such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) individuals. However, in most developing countries, LGBTQ individuals are discriminated and sometimes considered an object of a criminal conduct or the death penalty. Munakata Foundation believes in equality of all human beings regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.


Minority Support マイノリティへの支援




When you hear the word of "trafficking" and "sexual exploitation", you might intuitively think about girls. However, there are quite a few boys who become victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation. Likewise, news about the Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have been widely reported and acknowledged, whereas the suffering of the host community in Bangladesh, accommodating more refugees than their own population, has hardly received any funds. Munakata Foundation actively reaches out and supports such unreported causes by minorities.




Poverty Alleviation 貧困削減




In the year 2019, there are still over 700 million people living below the poverty line (1.90 USD per day), and more than 85 percent of those people live in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Munakata Foundation focuses mainly on individuals and organizations active in Sub-Saharan Africa, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh (South Asia). We would like to support social entrepreneurship, micro-finance, and women's entrepreneurship.  "No Poverty" and "Zero Hunger" are stated as goals no.1 and 2 in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).