Social Welfare Center Salesian Sisters
Orphanage for Children SEIBI HOME
To nurture and help children become independent members of society based on Christian values.
To practice Salesian Preventative System (reason, religion, loving-kindness) developed by Saint John Bosco.
Pillars of Saint John Bosco, Founder
Honest Members of Society
Faith – Integrity
Reason Religion Loving-kindness
(Salesian Preventative System)
Saint John Bosco, Founder Mutual Trust and Love (Priest’s Love)
“If you want to be loved, you yourself must love, and make your children feel that you love them.”
Children who come from various life-threatening domestic backgrounds need our help the most. We are here to insure their safety and happiness.
“Give me souls; take away the rest.” We aspire to carry on the founder’s spirit.
“Without confidence and love, there can be no true education.” Saint John Bosco
Goals in Childcare
Enlighten their possibilities and help them become honest members of society. (Ex. Coordinate their rights, responsibilities, and obligation)
Raise them to become strong, dependable children.
Focus on active learning experience in order to instill confidence in life.
Through group work activities and events, nurture each child and build their character. (Climb 100 Famous Japanese Mountains, camps, sports festivals, etc.)
Effectively utilize Yamanaka-rinkan dormitory.
Legal Principles of Financial Supporters
Child Welfare Act, Article 41 (Purpose of Orphanage)
Nurture and protect children to help them become independent members of society. Continue counseling after their departure.
Child’s Charter Preamble
1. Child shall be respected as human beings.
2. Child shall be valued as a member of society.
3. Child shall be nurtured in a favorable environment.
Convention of the Rights of the Child, Article 20 (Custodial care of children whose homes have been taken away.)
Child Abuse Prevention Law, Article 3 (Forbiddance of abuse towards children.)
Lifestyles of Children
Our goal is to nurture trusting, loving relationships between children and adults in a homely environment. We aim to provide a cooperative, stable lifestyle filled with joy.
We aspire to create activities that encourage the hearts and souls of our children throughout the year.
Our concern is to provide a fun, cheerful home life to the children.
We will encourage them to grow beautifully from the inside out.
Message to the Children
“The Blessed Virgin Mary will always protect us.
She will protect you, precious one.
The new life might bring sadness at times.
But, there are many adults in this home who can help you. Let’s start our lives together.”
December, 1929 Six women missionaries arrive in Japan.
April 24, 1939 Move to Tokyo from Beppu, Kyushu.
Approved to set up an affiliate in Arakawa-ku, Tokyo.
Launch educational welfare services.
January 1, 1948 Orphanage license provided by the Governor of Tokyo.
320 children in orphanage.
29 babies in infant home.
April 1, 1991 Accept boys into orphanage.
1994 165 children in orphanage.
1995 Establishment of Laura House, a group home.
2002 Establishment of Stella House, a group home.
2003 Set up counseling room.
Construct individual rooms for older children.
2005 154 children in orphanage.
Group home, Stella House, changed to a local small orphanage.
Launch short stay/twilight stay services for children in Kita-ward.
April 1, 2007 Kimiko Kaneko appointed as Director.
May 1, 2009 Launch technical function enhancement orphanage in Tokyo.
April 1, 2010 140 children in orphanage, 6 children in local small orphanage; total of 146 children.
Group home 1
John House (Akabane) 6 children
Local, small orphanage 1
Stella House (Akabane-nishi) 6 children
80 staff members
As of April, 2011
Head orphanage: classes
14 classes total
Nursery 3 classes
Elementary 5 classes
Juniors and seniors (girls) 3 classes (unit care)
Juniors and seniors (boys) 3 classes (unit care)
April Field trip
May Pilgrimage to Virgin Mary
July Toddler swimming session
August Sports festival (baseball, volleyball, dodge ball, soccer)
Camp (toddlers, elementary students)
Climb 100 Famous Japanese Mountains from 0 meters above sea level
Camp in Yamanaka Lake
October Sports festival at the home
November Bazaar at the home
December Christmas party
January Coming of age party (Kokoro-no-furusato reunion)
We ask for your partnership with the orphanage. The old house is not capable of enduring an earthquake. Our orphanage needs resources to build appropriate housing to the children.
Bank Account Info
Bank: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Account Number: 2018219
Account Name: Shakai fukushi hojin Fujyosha seibokai Seibi home
Kita-ku, Tokyo 115-0053
･ 11 minute walk from JR Akabane station, north exit
･ 11 minute walk from JR Kita Akabane station
･ 9 minute walk from Akabane Iwabuchi station on Namboku subway line
･ Bus: JR Akabane station, west exit bus stop, bound for Tokyo-kita Social Insurance Hospital. (Get off at Shidanzaka dori)