Established “Go! Fly! Wheelchairs” as a volunteer group
1998/05/20: The first wheelchairs, packed and ready for delivery
Awarded the Yomiuri Shinbun 99North Living Encouragement Prize
1999/01: First study tour to Philippines. Visited Smokey Mountain.
Invited Dr. My Hien of Peace Village Hanoi for seminars
Grant awarded by the Nippon Foundation
Authorized as NPO (Non Profit Organization)
Our wheelchair storage facility in the early days
2002/02: Go! Fly! had a room for wheelchair repair and distribution at the Disabled People’s International (DPI) meeting in Sapporo. The photo was taken at a forum prior to the event.
Awarded 1st Partnership Grand Prize “Hakobi ai netto” with Sapporo Express Co., Ltd
Received Hokkaido Public Welfare Promotion Award
Released VHS/DVD “Go! Fly! Wheelchairs”
Grant awarded by the Toyota Foundation
2005/05 – 1000th wheelchair delivered to Peru
Cooperation with The Ajinomoto Foundation – “Ashitanomoto One Click Fund-Raising”
Held a seminar for persons with disabilities in Uzbekistan
Published an English language pamphlet and homepage
Held a “Japanese-Thai Forum for People with Disabilities” in Bangkok, Thailand
“Go!Fly!” Photographic exhibit in Asahikawa and Hakodate
Celebrated the Tenth Anniversary of the establishment of Go!Fly!
Published a book: “From Hand to Hand: Go!Fly! Wheelchairs, 1600 Chairs of Smiling Faces”
Held a combined exhibit of photographs from Go!Fly! and original drawings of Noriko Takata at Sapporo Kinokuniya Gallery
Lectures given by Mr. Khandaker Jahurul Alam in Sapporo and Hakodate
Received the “Sapporo Environment Award” (Recycling category) from the mayor of Sapporo city
Received “Kamenori Award” from The Kamenori Foundation.
Authorized as an Authorized NPO (period: 2010/07/01 – 2015/06/30).
Wheelchair summit in Niseko (Akiyama Life Science Foundation)
2000th wheelchair is carried to Vietnam (via Hokkaido International Exchange and Cooperation Center-funded high-school students)
2011/08 – 2000th wheelchair delivered to Vietnam (see more here)
Wheelchair forum held in Hanoi, Vietnam
Guidebook to bus riding for wheelchair users produced (with Taiyo Life Welfare Foundation)
Go!Fly! wins the Yomiuri welfare culture prize
Fund established with JICA foundation to teach wheelchair maintenance to handicapped persons (ready for donation)