Education For the Future


3 months report from the 9th group of Japanese student volunteers (7)


I met an infant who was neglected on the street, street children who scavenge from garbage in the slums and boys who suffer from drug addiction. I felt that this world is absurd, and that I am still very immature and inexperienced. Sometimes I feel like giving up a problem of poverty, which is too big to solve, but I still want to do something for these kinds of children who have no choice but to live in such a horrible environment. Now I am thinking of volunteering at a welfare facility for children. Through spending time together with them, I will work hard to try to improve their living conditions.

(Shiho Nonaka, Department of Human Sciences, Fukuoka)

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