Greeting from the President
Thank you for visiting our homepage.
We are working to support "People with various disabilities, especially those with mental disabilities, will be alive independently as the proud members of society".
We are promoting the following projects : 1) Establishment and operation of facilities, 2) Spreading and Enlightenment, 3) Cooperation with related associations.
These are the three basics.
1) Establishment and operation of facilities (workshops)
The establishment and operation of facilities (workshops) are the main activities of the three project. Our facility (workshop) was called "Odawara Nagisa-Sagyousho" and was established in 1999 by a family association composed with families that have people with disabilities. After that, it was transferred to the NPO"Odawara Nagisa-kai" in 2011, and it has been up to the present day.
Many users (people with disabilities) visit our workshop every day. They are challenging various things through working in the workshop and group life. The workshop is a place for users to gather and be a step towards social participation.
2) Dissemination and Enlightenment
I think that what is coming very important now is "Appropriate understanding of the surrounding about mental disability" and "Awareness of people with mental disabilities about themselves".
But the reality is harsh, and there seems to be a lot of wrong understanding and prejudice. On the other hand, I feel that some people with disabilities and their families may have some introverts. I think it's time to challenge both the surrounding people and the people with disabilities themselves to reform their consciousness and perspective. It should need us to make steady efforts. but I would like to expand this activity step by step around us.
3) Cooperation with related associations
Specific associations are such as Administrative welfare departments, Health and welfare offices, Council of social welfare, Hospitals, Educational institution, Local residents, etc.
Our activities can never be successfully promoted by our organization alone. I believe that the best results can be achieved only when the related groups corporate each other. We will continue to strengthen cooperation with related associations.
Even if having a disability, as a person living together in a society, I feel it would be so great to become such a society that people with disabilities can enjoy their own lives through deepening their relationship with surroundings and the local community.
In order to realize this, we are promoting various activities with the basic philosophy "First, Human Relationships!!!".
I would be grateful if you could introduce our activities to someone you know. Thank you for your further understanding and cooperation.
President Tsuneo Inui