It all started with several Indonesian students noticing the street child phenomenon occurring in their home country. These Indonesian students (who were studying in Japan) came together to strategize a concept that would give every Indonesian child access to a better, more affordable education. The differences in lifestyle between Japan and Indonesia made them realize that by being a little more frugal, they could help one Indonesian child go to school.
After this realization, they learned to save 1000 yen per month (a day’s worth of earnings) and sent it to Indonesia. These generous actions spread to inspire more people to do the same, until finally becoming large enough to inaugurate as an organization on May 2, 2006. Hoshizora launched their first Foster Sibling Program on their inaugural day, which also coincides with National Education day. The Foster Sibling Program creates a lasting relationship between a Foster Sibling (Kakak Bintang) and their little Sibling (Adik Bintang) in Indonesia.