Thank-you Letters from Students at Shotoku Gakuen Junior and Senior High School
On 15 June, seven students from Shotoku Gakuen Junior and Senior High School visited APIC office as an outside class activity and met with Miss Mary Helen Mori and Miss Risa Mariana Oue, who are Sophia-APIC Xavier High School Scholarship Students and studying at Sophia University. Mary and Risa explained in easy English about recommendable places in Micronesia and its local life to the Shotoku Gakuen students. They also talked about some legends in the Micronesian Islands. The junior and senior high school students seemed to have some difficulty in listening and speaking in English, however, they listened attentively to the Micronesian students with whom they first met. On the other hand, the Shotoku Gakuen students also introduced their school in English, in which the Xavier students were very interested. At the end, the Xavier students gave a present of a song, by playing the ukulele.
We hope that Shotoku Gakuen students will remember this experience at APIC, challenge various things and enjoy their life at school.
The Association for the Promotion of International Cooperation (APIC) is engaged in various development cooperation projects for the purpose of promoting international cooperation and deepening mutual understanding between Japan and various countries.
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1. Supporting development cooperation projects throughout the Pacific Island region
2. Supporting development cooperation projects throughout the Caribbean region
3. Organizing social meetings and symposia regarding global issues
4. Organizing social meetings regarding international cooperation
5. Supporting recipients of the "APIC-Sophia Xavier High School International Student Scholarship"
6. Training younger generations interested in international cooperation
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