Promoting Charity in Japan
Seibo Japan’s work is made possible by a host of benefactors, including several UK & Japan-based corporations who often appear in our articles. Their combined financial & technical support enable us to provide opportunities for learning and developing support networks in Japan for Japanese students (High School & University) to learn how to support our charitable endeavours.
In addition to students we have also had further support for our school feeding initiatives in Malawi by virtue of being able to provide the same information provided to students. Take ‘Warm Hearts Coffee Club’ as a example. Today in Japan, we have numerous high schools students’ who have planned and executed charity coffee sales events- further details which can be seen HERE (Japanese Language)!
In so doing, we are fulfilling our own mission to spread a love of charity in Japan. In the process, we also have the opportunity to further expand on the unique stories of our partners in the UK & Malawi, which help give some background as to how & why these countries got involved in charity also.
Meeting Charity in Action
Seibo Japan today make full use of our fruitful partnerships with corporations. One particular example is the Mobell Course, an online course delivered in English from Malawian instructors on topics ranging from Charity, Social Enterprise and Poverty. To see more details click HERE!
In addition to the above topics, the Mobell Course gives Japanese students an opportunity to learn and discuss the historical factors behind poverty in Malawi and talk to their instructors about daily life in Malawi today. This opportunity is both unique and enriching and gives both the student and the instructor an insight into another culture, another perspective.
Through these discussions many students are able to take a fresh look at issues facing Japanese society and by taking a shared interest in solving issues facing humanity, also have an opportunity to consider how they might be able to live lives that can make a difference in our world.
During the course, students are introduced to Mobell employees working across the globe from locations in the UK, Poland and even Japan and hear their stories/examples of charity & social enterprise in action. In that way, students learn to see how many seemingly unrelated business activities come together to support Seibo’s school feeding programme. They also, perhaps more importantly, learn how business can be used as a tool for positive social change.
Without doubt, the Mobell Course is unique in Japan in giving Japanese students a clear insight into the workings of a Japanese NPO involved in charity, with connections to the world of business.
Putting Charity into Action！
Our purpose at Seibo Japan is to to use the Mobell Course explained above, to not only improve students’ understanding of charity, but to also to provide opportunities to practice charity. The participating students come from various backgrounds, with various interests and expressed hopes for the course. Upon completion, the students with support from Japanese staff and past graduates work on a final presentation which gives them an opportunity to outline in detail how they propose to be more involved in charity in the future. Following this, each student is awarded a Certificate of Completion.
The aim of the course therefore is to use Mobell’s international network of charities and social enterprise to teach students about Malawi and to encourage them to use the knowledge gained to formulate their own ideas. In that way Seibo also gets to fulfill our mission to spread a love for charity in Japan.
To hear what past graduates have to say about the course, and to see some final presentation examples, along with additional course details click on our 2022 Impact Report Mobell Course Impact Report
We welcome you to join the course too!