“Mamabono” is pro bono program for mothers to join during their maternity leave or off the job. They support NPOs and citizen groups on 2-months projects.
10 projects are held with 76 participants in Tokyo, and 3 projects in Osaka with 16 participants. In addition, 5 participated in the “Mama-team” on “Pro Bono 1 DAY Challenge” in Tokyo, and 1 team is held in Aomori with 5 participants.
In total, 102 mothers joined Mamabono projects in 2019.
On Sep 30th, Tokyo Mamabono projects have their first 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.
(Mamabono 2019 orientation in Tokyo held on Sep 30th.)