“Mamabono” is pro bono project for mothers to join during their maternity leave or off the job.
111 women participate “Mamabono 2017”, and take 16 projects in total to support NPOs and citizen groups. 12 projects are held in Tokyo, and 4 in Osaka.
On Oct 24th, Tokyo mamabono projects have their kickoff meeting all together. Most of the participants hold their babies in their arms even during the discussions.
Mamabono participants enjoy the projects to utilize their business skills, networking with other working mothers, and contributing to society, and prepare to return to work after their maternity leaves.
Service Grant Japan started it in 2013, and celebrates its 5th anniversary this year. It brings the total participants to 226 and their babies.
mamabono web site: http://mamabono.org/
mamabono facebook: https://www.facebook.com/servicegrant.mamabono
(Mamabono 2017 orientation in Tokyo held on Oct 11th..)