On June 15, 2023, at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, I had the opportunity to discuss Seibo’s work and volunteer activities with American interns and people from various nationalities. We talked about how to collaborate and work together effectively.
It was a very meaningful discussion that covered various topics such as the cultural differences in charitable practices between Japan and other countries, and approaches to engaging with companies based on those differences.
The following topics particularly stood out and are likely to be useful in future collaborations with university students.
・It is necessary to investigate the characteristics of students’ awareness of CSR and SDGs in Japanese companies and explore ways in which NPOs can be involved.
・Through collaborative efforts with students, events and topics will be determined in talk sessions to further expand the activities.
・Not only in Japan but also by announcing activities to overseas organizations, etc., hints for collaboration can be obtained.
SEIBO has been progressing while receiving hints on collaborative methods with local people, companies, and other NPOs from students in the Department of Integrated Policy Studies at Tsuda Womens’ University and the Department of Tourism at Rikkyo University.
SEIBO also offers an online course in partnership with the UK company Mobell, where participants can learn about charity and social business. It is being used by university students as a subject for career choices and scholarship acquisitions.
Internship certificates from companies can be provided within one month.
If you are interested in this project, please find the details from here.