LOCer’s ROOM (ロッカーズ・ルーム) is Lights On Children’s multi-purpose space located in Shibuya, Tokyo.
Lights On Children is acting to lower the barriers between social care and the outside world. Our ultimate goal is to become a hub of people and information surrounding social care. LOCer’s ROOM is the base for such activities.
It refers to the people involved in the Lights On Chidren community.
Children under / formerly
under social care
to Lights On Children
Lights On Children
People engaged in
LOCer’s ROOM Is A Multi-purpose Space
Connecting Children And Adults
Many children in children’s homes don’t have any home to go after they leave children’s home at the age of 18 (or 20). For these children, the lack of social capital is potentially a serious problem. Therefore, even a short period of time spent with an adult listening to their stories is of significance. Someone needs to get involved with these children before their small missteps become a serious burdens.
In FY 2017, we launched “LOCer’s CAFE” to support children’s home’s after care.
Connecting social care and businesses and bringing real impact to the children is an important part of Lights On Children’s mission. We will organize a talk event for people engaged in social care or for people in businesses and other organizations (“Supporters BAR” (支援者BAR)).
Voices Of The Visitors
Children’s home’s staffs sometimes have to go outside to meet a child who has left their children’s home as part of their aftercare. We will happily let these staffs use LOCer’s ROOM for free so that the staffs and the children can sit down and talk in a comfortable place. Please make a reservation beforehand.
|How To Use LOCer's CAFE|
|Location||Multi-purpose space "LOCer's ROOM" (6-min on foot from JR Shibuya Station.)|
|Date||Once a month, 11:00-17:00 (Contact us for further details)|
|Eligibility||Staffs of children's homes and children who have left the children's home.|
(Attendance of a staff is necessary. Group of children in children's homes or children who have left cannot apply.)
A reservation is required. When making a reservation for the first time, please send us an Email to locers.roomlightson-children.com.
|Fee||None (For free. You still need to pay for some pieces of equipment)|
|Equipment||Tables & chairs, a computer, a printer, Wi-Fi, power taps, drinks & snacks|
Children (mainly the ones who have left social care) and volunteers gather at LOCer’s ROOM and try simple, easy and cheap cooking recipes. We will of course enjoy the dishes together after cooking.
|July 30th||One-pot pasta (2 recipes), Salads||Tokyo Star Bank||News Post|
|October 29th||Keema curry, Salad||Tokyo Star Bank||News Post|
|November 23rd||Katsu-don (pork cutlet on rice bowl), |
tsuke-mono (Japanese pickles)
|Tokyo Star Bank||News Post|
|January 28th||Omlette rice, coleslaw salad||Deutsche Bank Group||News Post|
|February 28th||One-pot pasta with cheese and sausage, |
deli style boiled egg salad
|Tokyo Star Bank, |
|August 28th||dry curry (curried pilaf), stick vegetables 6 dips, fruit punch||Tokyo Star Bank|
|November 20th||One-pot pasta (2 recipes), salad||Tokyo Star Bank|
|March 26th||Donburi (bowled rice) using a single pan||Tokyo Star Bank|
For People Engaged In Social Care
- Eligibility: High school students in children’s homes and people who have previously lived in children’s homes.
- Requirements: The only thing you need to bring is your apron. No degree of experience in cooking is required.
- Lights On Children will provide the transportation fare for people that have already left children’s homes.
To join and for more details, contact Lights On Children.