Misha multicultural Festival
According to UNICEF, more than 1 billion children are at risk of falling behind due to school closures because of the spread of COVID-19.
When we heard that DCSS was closed because of COVID-19 pandemic, we thought we should do something to support Davao City Special School (DCSS).
The idea Misha multicultural Festival came out of the concept of “Interregional cooperation for educational development among 3 Regions, Hamamatsu City, Yokohama City and Davao City”.
We expect many of children in the world are represented in the 3 regions who who have struggled to learn during school closure in other areas.
We held the 1st Misha International Multicultural Festival 8 years ago, and now we are happy to announce that our 2nd festival is to be held this year.
The theme of the 2nd festival is “Together in Harmony” .
Misha is symbolic of migrants which people traveling outside their country of origin to another places to live. Misha is also symbolic of diversity which brings innovation and creativity to a world.
Where will the money go?
After school closure, many countries have been implementing remote education programs to keep children learning. However, many of children in the world, two thirds of school-age children, lack internet access.
In Davao city, Philippines, DCSS fuctions during the Covid-19 pandemic as a center to promote remote learning. The donations and sums raised at this festival goes toward to DCSS.