Friday, July 18, 2014

[WELFARE] Temporary Welfare Benefits Information in Some Languages

Here is the link to the website of Yokohama city where we can find the information and "how to fill in the form" in English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese and Tagalog.

Please scroll down to the middle and find 外国版チラシ等
The very top is a flyer (information paper) and the second is "how to fill in the form", then the monthly paper of Yokohama city.

[This information was provided by YOKE]

Thursday, July 17, 2014

[CHILDCARE] Special Benefits for Child Rearing Households (Temporary Allowance)

The city of Yokohama sent us the documents for Special Benefits for Child Rearing Households in the mid-July and you must have received this orange envelop if you or your partner is eligible to receive the benefits. To our regret, there are seems to be no English version, so we'll try to translate what is written on these documents.

There are two sheets of paper and an envelop. This time you DON'T have to put a postal stamp to send it back. The green one is a description of the benefits, and the gray one is a form to fill in and to be send back.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

[ACTIVITY REPORT] IMCY Multilingual Playgroup July Meeting

We had a multilingual playgroup at Furocho Chiiki Care Plaza (near JR Kannai Station) on July 9th.

This time, some mothers and babies joined us for the first time. We could enjoy talking, playing a game, and reading books.

First, we played "Find Animals Game". Children picked up pieces of paper
with animals' names and found the pictures of those animals on the wall. 

Next, we learned a poem in Hindi. It's the same song as "Ten Little Monkeys" in English.
A mother from India prepared tiny puppets of monkey and children got them later.

We read 2 books at the end of the playgroup. One is in English and the other is in French.
Children listened them eagerly.

Thank you so much for coming, all participants! We had a lot of fun with you all.
We hope to see you at the next playgroup!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

[Playgroup] IMCY Multilingual Playgroup July Meeting

Awfully sorry for the short notice.

Date: Wednesday, 9th July, 13:30-15:00

Place: Furocho Chiiki Care Plaza, 3F Multi-purpose room

Please feel free to bring picture books in your language(s). You can come and leave anytime, with or without kids. Daddies are welcome, too.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

[IMCY] Disaster Preparation List Uploaded to Documents

Disaster Preparation List (ver.1) was uploaded to the Document page.
This is the list of things we can prepare at home which are useful in case of disasters like earthquakes.

And it is the version 1 and we will add more information if needed.

[IMCY] New Rules and Regulations Released

We released the latest version of IMCY Rules and Regulations both in English and Japanese.

Please visit the Document page to read and download.

Changes inn the latest version:

1) We replaced "women" with "people" so that it will not be restricted only to mothers (although we don't plan to change the name).

2) We added some rules about our Facebook page since the number of members is growing and we need some clear rules.