Your Name and Title:

Noriko Hino Executive Director  

School or Organization Name:NY de Volunteer 

Co-Presenter Name(s):Kazumi Terada 

Area of the World from Which You Will Present:Japan 

Language in Which You Will Present:English 

Target Audience(s):6-13 years old 14-18 years old 

Short Session Description (one line):

Explore Japanese Culture After School Program educates children to be "Global Citizens" by exposing them to different cultures and value systems, so that children learn to respect and appreciate people from different backgrounds and strengthen their global competence.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
Explore Japanese Culture After School Program (EJC) program is one of the flagship programs facilitated by NY de Volunteer. It is the only cultural diversity education program for students age 6-13 within the NYC after-school programs. 
Purpose To educate children to be "Global Citizens" by exposing them to different cultures and value systems, so that children learn to respect and appreciate people from different backgrounds and strengthen their global competence.
Activities Weekly sessions are provided, with volunteers who interact with children to teach Japanese cooking, tea ceremony, martial arts, calligraphy, language, dance, origami, karaoke, etc.
BeneficiariesChildren enrolled in after-school programs (6-13 years old)
Locations After-school program sites (Recreation centers and schools throughout all five boroughs in NYC)

Successful Results

• 85% of the children have developed willingness to interact with people from different countries.

• 92% of the children showed interest in traveling to Japan.

• 80% of the children showed interest in pursuing a career in foreign countries in the future.
Overall, 86% of the children have cultivated

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:

http://www.nydevolunteer.org/activities/afterschool/index_e.html

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