Sunday, March 15, 2015

Newsletter 04 - kira kira 250 Project

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May you shine from within, 

kira kira life

Saturday, March 14, 2015

1st Recipient of kira kira 250 Project

The Tibetan culture embraces a message of peace through the understanding of the interconnectedness of all beings. This message is carried in the culture and the hearts of the Tibetan people.

The Jamtse Sponsorship Project was founded to help support, educate and nourish Tibetan refugee children and their families living in Tibetan settlements outside of Tibet.

It is their belief that the teaching of peace and love that H.H The Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people bring to the world is sorely needed, and that the preservation of their culture and teachings will come through the support and education of the Tibetan children.

The JSP works primarily with the Tibet Fund and the Tibetan Department of Education.

Here is Biff, the founder of the Jamtse Sponsorship Project's letter about the JSP's progress in the recent years.

May you shine from within,

kira kira life


kira kira 250 プロジェクトで最初に応援しているプロジェクトは、「ジャムツェ スポンサーシップ プロジェクト」です。

チベット文化は、私たちは皆繋がっているという理解をもとに平和のメッセージを信奉しており、このメッセージはチベットの人々の心と文化に浸透しています。 ジャムツェ スポンサーシップ プロジェクト(JSP)は、チベット国外に暮らすチベット難民の子ども達が教育を受けられるようにするため、また子ども達の家族を援助するために設立されました。



Thursday, March 12, 2015

kira kira 250 Project


At kira kira life, we've decided put aside 10% of our revenue.
When we reach $250, we will donate it to a non-profit organization that is helping the lives of children in meaningful ways. 

I am Akari, the owner of kira kira life. I used to be a school teacher, and 
I love working with children. Although I am taking some time off from the teaching job in order to hone my skills as a classical Indian dancer, I cannot help but thinking about ways to contribute to the lives of children.

It is my dream to have an organization or scholarship fund someday to help the lives of children, but for now, I would like to focus on building kira kira life as a successful business, and to focus on my dance training.

However, in the meantime, I do not want to give up on somehow contributing to the lives of children. I kept thinking that there must be a way. I asked myself, "How can I do that without creating a brand new structure?" Then, an idea came to me during one of my morning meditations. It was that I could put aside a certain percentage of kira kira life's revenue, and when it reached a certain amount, I would donate it to an organization/project that is helping the lives of children in a way with which I resonate.

I was thrilled when I received this idea!

I've decided on the numbers: 10% and $250.
So, this is how kira kira 250 Project came to life.
It may not be much, but it is the first baby step.

I cannot wait to reach this goal!

May you shine from within,

kira kira life

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Newsletter 03 - “New Products - Feel the Aloha - Rainbow Maui's Creations”

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May you shine from within, 

kira kira life