July 27, 2021

The Stars Foundation announces collaboration with UN World Orphans Day Promotion Committee

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THE STARS FOUNDATION joined in partnership with the UN WORLD ORPHANS DAY PROMOTION COMMITTEE in a Petition Conference in New York City on October 15, 2018. The purpose of the Petition Conference was to rally international collaborators who support an agenda to petition the United Nations to observe World Orphans Day, as the second Monday in November each year.

This event served as the USA featured Press Event for World Orphans Day set for November 12, 2018.

The Japan Society, headquartered just adjacent to the United Nations, served as the host venue of the World Orphans Day International Forum and Petition Conference.

The initial session of the conference served as a tribute to the Host Organizer’s Mother Chizuko Tauchi, known as “The Mother of Korean Orphans”, as well as honoring the outstanding works of the Family of Heart Foundation throughout 90 years of service since Ms. Tauchi first took in 350 orphans. The Presenter, Mr. Motoi Tauchi, as well as his parents posthumously, were honored by The Stars Foundation with the Heroes of Humanity Award in a ceremony during the first Session. Cheryl Robeson Piggott, Founder of World Orphans Day, presented Mr. and Mrs. Tauchi with the Award.

Roger J. Piggott presented for The Stars Foundation on strategies of “Leveraging Media to Impact the World” for World Orphans Day and to bring the United Nations Observation Commitment.

This illustrious event successfully garnered support from distinguished Korean and Japanese prominent business and people from all walks of life, who petitioned for a World Orphans Day to be recognized and observed by the United Nations. Some of the dignitaries supporting the petition included:
Joon Oh / Former Korea UN Ambassador, Save the Children Korea Yukio Hatayama-/Former Prime Minister of Japan
Huiho Lee / Asia Pacific Peace Foundation, Chairman (late President Kim Dai Jung’s foundation)
Lord David Alton of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Cheryl Robeson Piggott / World Orphans Day Founder and CEO, The Stars Foundation
Wonsoon Park / Seoul City Mayor Shiozo Nishimori- Japan Organization Chairman
Hetherwick Ntaba/ Former Malawi High Commissioner to U.K and Presidential Adviser
Koro Bessho Japan Ambassador to the United Nations
Inho Lee, former Republic of Korea Ambassador to Russia
Toshihiro Nikai / Chief Secretary, Liberal Democratic Party Japan
Jiwon Park- Member of the Korean National Assembly
Roger Piggott / Director of Pastoral Services/VP of Media, P.R. and Broadcast, The Stars Foundation
Keunsuk Jang – Actor, Pop Singer

The day festivities included several performances by the Korean Choir from Mokpo City, the Mokpo Gongsaengwon Family performed a special Chorus singing of “Amazing Grace” accompanied by all who were in attendance.

The Korean Choir ended the Petition Conference in a spirit of Unity and Peace. The Mokpo Gongsaengwon Family choir also performed at The Good Sheppard Reform Church of Bayside, NY where Reverend. Jun Yeol Park served as the Chairman for the New York UN World Orphans Day Promotion Committee.

The Stars FoundationTM is proud of the Spiritual Bond in our working relationship with the leadership of the Family of Heart Social Welfare Foundation, and the UN World Orphans Day Promotion Committee.

2018 UN World Orphans Day Promotion Committee Forum & Conference

The team will unite in working together with The Stars FoundationTM to bring the 2019 First Ladies World Orphans Summit to Nashville, Tennessee, USA with the same passion and commitment to the welfare of orphans as exemplified at the New York City Forum.

Special Thanks to our Sponsors:
IMF Nippon Foundation Japan Times Mokpo City Ieye News NRB TV Kochi Radio Kochi TV
Organizer: Family of Heart Social Welfare Foundation


Tel: 704 978 9054


Mr. Motoi Tauchi (left) is currently serving as the Vice President of The Stars FoundationTM, a Nashville based 501c3 foundation.

The International Delegation, Dignitaries and Ambassadors all United as One.

UN World Orphans Day Promotion Committee & International Forum Delegation

The Korean Choir

International translators were used throughout the Conference speaking in English, Japanese and Korean

Roger J. Piggott – Pastoral Director of The Stars Foundation

Conference Attendees

Cheryl Robeson Piggott presenting “Heroes of Humanity Award “to Mr. & Mrs. Motoi Tauchi

Cheryl and Roger J. Piggott, The Stars Foundation, meet Hetherwick Ntaba, former Malawi High Commissioner to UK and Presidential Advisor, Rev. Daniel Bae (Right)

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  1. Cheryl R Piggott says

    On behalf of The Stars Foundation, we are so grateful to Colin Wilson, Lemuel Hurlston, and other strong Caymanian Leaders who rally for our cause of meeting the needs of the disenfranchised orphans around the world.

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