Nakamura Kindergarten holds a discussion with Cambodian students in Nagoya
September 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment
Eight Cambodian students were invited by Nakamura Kindergarten to discuss about education in Cambodia on 5 September 2008 at Nagoya International Hotel. Since Ms Utsunomiya, chief of Nakamura Kindergarten, would like to make a documentary about Cambodian children’s pre-school education after her visit to Cambodia three years ago, the main purpose of the discussion was merely to get to know Cambodian students’ perceptions on what aspects the program should be filmed in. Moreover, Ms Utsunomiya also expressed her intention in helping Cambodian children by some means which are not only mainly financial donation.
During the session, each students were asked to talk about what is personally perceived as good and bad points about Cambodia’s education, together with childhood experiences. In exchange, people from Nakamura and other two kindergartens, including school directors, teachers and nutritionist, briefly shared their working experiences and impression on Cambodia. This first-time meeting was believed to be a stepping stone for the collaboration between the schools and Cambodian students in contributing to assisting poor Cambodia children in their education.
As the next step, a food fair to introduce Cambodian food to Japanese kids and a bowling competition between Camboidan students and kindergarten teachers is taken into consideration and scheduled in October and November. Such kind of exchange would be a golden opportunity for deeper mutual understanding for further cooperation.