With one heart, we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the "Child Watching Supporters" of Hokuryu Town, a safe and secure town building that watches over children!

Thursday, June 13, 2024

In Hokuryu Town, the "Child Watching Supporter" project is being implemented.

The "Child Watching Supporter" program has continued for 18 years.

This project started 18 years ago, on August 1, 2006 (2006).

Purpose: To watch over students as they go to and from school, such as by calling out to them and chaperoning them, etc.

The Child Watching Supporter program is designed to "watch over children by calling out to them and accompanying them to and from school," "conduct crime prevention patrols to prevent crimes and accidents," and "report to the police and schools, exchange information, and interact with children.

The original 100-plus members have since retired due to aging and other factors, and the group now consists of 65 supporters.

Child Watching Supporters and Constituent Organizations (at the time of establishment)

  • Safe and Livable Community Development Members and Organizations

    Community safety activity promotion committee members, traffic safety association, town principals' association, chamber of commerce and industry, superintendent of education, youth development liaison council, federation of senior citizen clubs, liaison council of police stations, neighborhood watchdog association, liaison council of women, fire corps, social welfare council

  • Hokuryu Town Youth Development Liaison Council

    PTA association, Council of Community Welfare Volunteers, Children's Association Liaison Council, Neighborhood Association Liaison Council, Social Education Committee, Director of local community center, School principal and vice principal, Numata Police Department juvenile guidance counselor, and child and student guidance teacher.

  • Hokuryu Child Watching Team

    A group of about 20 parents who gathered at the call of other parents.

Examples of Activities

  • During the school day:Supporters stand at crosswalks and three other locations in town to watch over children.
  • Shifts:The implementation of the watch-over activities is done on a shift basis. It will be on duty 3-4 times a year.
    Each student will be on duty for one week at a time and watch over the students for about one hour during the school day (weekdays only). Not during long school vacations.
  • Other Activities:Some members put stickers on their cars as traffic safety patrols and watch over them.

Mayor Yasuhiro Sasaki has been a member of the watchful waiting supporters since the project started (while he was in office as chairman of the Hokuryu Town Council), and continues to be a member even now that he has been appointed mayor.

Children going to school holding hands
朝8時前、横断歩道付近で登校時の子どもたちを見守る、佐々木康宏 町長、有馬一志 教育長(見守り後、出勤)
Watching over children on their way to school near the crosswalk before 8:00 a.m.
Yasuhiro Sasaki, Mayor; Kazushi Arima, Superintendent of Public Instruction (after watching over and attending to work)
With gratitude to "Hokuryu-cho," a town that watches over children and makes them safe and secure!

We express our infinite love, gratitude, and prayers for the wonderful and precious spirit of the town of Hokuryu, where the whole town works together as one and watches over the safety and security of the children with one heart.

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◇ Reporting and writing by Ikuko Terauchi (Photography and editorial assistance by Noboru Terauchi)