About WSO

Our Guiding Principles

The three main features of the WSO are as follows:

1. Free Scholarships for Vocational Training

Underprivileged children in developing nations lack the resources needed to escape from the cycle of poverty. The WSO aims to formulate systems in various nations where underprivileged children who have finished compulsory education can receive funds in order to advance into Vocational Training Schools and Agricultural Vocational Schools. Those targeted will mostly be street-children from the age of 5-15 and children who are orphans. Moreover, our missions are devised for these underprivileged children involved in the Scholarship Scheme. By working towards training specific skills suited to each child, the WSO stand alongside the children as to materialise their ambitions. Essentially, we oversee the growth of each child as they undergo skills training, where the scheme will allow them to gain the necessary abilities into becoming independent and self-supportive members of society.

2. Minimum Administration expenses

It is often the case that 30-50% of the donations given to humanitarian and development aid agencies are put towards management and operating costs. For example, the average management cost for NPO in Australia is 45%. In running such organisations, expenses are inevitable like any other business. Yet the breadth of funds put towards operation costs is sheerly unimaginable for those providing the donations. By restricting costs unrelated to humanitarian support to the bare minimum (at around 15%), we aim to supply donations from individuals and companies towards the actual costs necessary to alleviate extreme poverty.

3. Long- Term Vision

The reality of poverty reduction is that the operation of aid agencies is short-lived, due to a difficult of receiving funds in the long-term. As such, it becomes near-impossible to provide long-term educational and training support for those living in extreme poverty. We aim to construct a system alleviating poverty for 10, even 20 years ahead.

About WSO

  • As the highest resolution body of the organization, the Board of Directors has all the power to make decisions.
  • The board of directors is 12 people.
  • The Board of Directors consists of one president, one vice president, and 10 directors.
  • In order to conduct WSO activities efficiently, we have excellent directors in each specialized field.
  • The Board of Directors meets once a year to determine important matters and approve financial reports. Directors are unpaid, but expenses required for activities are paid.

The board of directors

ChairmanMasahito Yamaguchi
Vice-ChairmanEmiko Yamaguchi
Director

Tadashi Shimizu
Kazumi Simizu
Tsuneo Yoneyama
Yumiko Yoneyama
Kaori Ochiai
Kenichiro Katagiri
Tomoaki Kato
Michie Spain
Ayu Igarashi
Shosuke Tada

History

  • Jun 2013 Founded
  • Jan 2014 Applied for NPO in Australia
  • Jun 2014 Established website
  • May 2014 Held meeting of the WSO General Assembly
  • Aug 2014 Hosted first initial fundraising event