Little Stars: Japan Prize Finalist

INTERNATIONAL VISION

To live in a world where children’s palliative care is acknowledged and respected as a unique service, and every child and young person with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families can receive the best quality of life and care regardless of which country they live in. The International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) shares a vision that the total need of life-threatened or life-limited children should be met to encompass physical, emotional, spiritual and developmental aspects of care.

MISSION

Our mission is to achieve the best quality of life and care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions, their families and carers worldwide, by raising awareness of children’s palliative care, lobbying for the global development of children’s palliative care services, and sharing expertise, skills and knowledge.

AIMS

  1. To help services across the world to develop and meet the total care and support needs of life-limited children and their families.
  2. To advocate and raise awareness of children’s palliative care and the specific needs of life-limited or life-threatened children and their families.
  3. To develop a strong ICPCN membership from children’s palliative care services across the globe.
  4. To facilitate communication and sharing of resources, information and research worldwide, and to provide a ‘one stop shop’ for information relating to children’s palliative care.
  5. To campaign for the global development of children’s palliative care services.
  6. To enable the sharing of expertise and information between children’s palliative care practitioners.
  7. To increase the international evidence base for children’s palliative care.
  8. To maximise ICPCN’s resources by developing its fundraising activities in order to discharge its mission.

 

CARE NOW INTERNATIONAL

Contact

Joan Marston
Chief Executive
Email: joan.marston@icpcn.co.za
Phone: +27 (0)822 964 367

Donate

http://www.icpcn.org/donate-to-icpcn/

Little Stars: Accomplishing the Extraordinary in the Face of Serious Illness has been bestowed an enormous honor by being named a Finalist in the 2015 Japan Prize.

The Japan Prize International Contest for Educational Media is the world’s most prestigious recognition in the educational media genre. 

Little Stars has been named a Finalist in the Lifelong Learning Category in a ceremony hosted by leading Japanese broadcaster NHK in Tokyo.

Sue Collins, Producer of Little Stars said, “It’s really fantastic to have the project recognized in this way.  One of the main goals of the project is to reach a broad audience and this recognition will drive further interest in the project.”

Little Stars tells the surprisingly life-affirming stories of young people living with life-limiting illnesses. Against the odds these youngsters are making the most of every moment thanks to the support of their loved ones, working in harmony with passionate ‘palliative care’ teams.

Moonshine Movies and the broader Little Stars team sincerely thank NHK for this honor and congratulate all the Finalists named in the contest.

 

 

 

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