For over 25 years, Oya No Kai has supported students and families of the Japanese Immersion Program. It takes a lot of effort from our parents, teachers, administrations, and the community to achieve our goal of bettering the education of our students but we need your help. Please consider donating to Oya No Kai so we can continue our work to fund and coordinate the Intern, Home Stay, and Cultural Exchange programs, as well as award cultural exchange grants and student scholarships.
We can’t do what we do without your generous support! Donate now and help maintain the high quality of our children’s education and keep the programs that make the Japanese Immersion Program of Portland Public Schools so unique and nationally-recognized.
Interns – Oya No Kai spends approximately $3500 per year on each intern. (Please see list of expenses under “Intern Program”.) The annual bus pass alone costs $1000. A donation of $500 would provide a bus pass for 6 months or 4 months of Language and Culture classes. If every family in the program donated $65/student attending the program, the Intern Program would be fully funded.
Scholarships – Oya No Kai is proud to provide scholarships for those students who may not be able to participate in one of our cultural exchanges without some financial assistance. While the trips are optional, they are also unique opportunities which provide students with real world experiences. These experiences can help to solidify a student’s dedication to learning Japanese. Families determine the amount they are able to contribute and Oya No Kai does its best to supplement for the remainder. Costs of trips vary but generally run $3000 per student.
Your contribution will provide essential funding and is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Oya No Kai’s Tax ID #93-1124364.