Education For the Future


3 months report from the 9th group of Japanese student volunteers (6)


with his host family

One day, I went to a construction site where all the sewers of Kampala are covered. Since I didn’t make any appointment, a response from the workers at the site was not very kind. I was even insulted that my English was too poor. After going to the site many times, I met with someone who paid attention to me without insulting. What he told me was a big shock to me: “Japanese civil engineering technology and mental strength are No. 1 in the world. That is a fact which everyone agrees. However, there is a problem. That is your English.” Since he was a man who paid attention to me, his words blew my mind, and I realized the importance of English.

(Daiki Fujimoto, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Nara)

 - Volunteers