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Wakatake Circle volunteers play with children with physical disabilities.
These activities take place twice a month (bi-weekly) at Wakatake Gakkyu, a special needs class at Aburamen Elementary School in Meguro City, Tokyo.
Due to influences of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wakatake Circle has been focused on online activities that can be done together such as drawing, finger exercises and riddles via Zoom. With the recent easing of restrictions, however, members have gradually resumed face-to-face activities such as accompanying children to desired places, going on walks, and playing at public facilities.
Wakatake Circle activities make a significant SDG contribution to Goal 4, quality education, by providing children with physical disabilities opportunities for learning. However, the learning Wakatake promotes is not in terms of study but through experiencing play with other children of the same age regardless of disability.