2018 SGH Cambodia Joint Workshop

 The 4th SGH Cambodia Joint Workshop was held at Nara with the key personnels from Nishiyamato Gakuen High School and Wakayama Shin-Ai High School, etc. The objective of this workshop is to allow the high school students who participated in the Cambodian field training at their respective school to share what they had learnt through the Cambodia training trip with students from other schools.They were confronted with the various problems of developing countries as well as various problems faced by the rest of the world. The workshop is aimed at providing an opportunity for the students to take the first step towards global human resources who can act toward solving these problems.
 The contents are as follows.

■ Date 2019 January 5 (Sat) to 6 (Sun)
■ Venue Nara Youth Hostel (Nara City, Nara Prefecture)
■ Participating schools 55 participants from eight schools

   ① (Okayama) Okayama Gakugeikan High School (Phase 2 school)10 students
   ②(Hyōgo) Kansai Gakuin Senior High School (Phase 1 school)3 students
   ③(Tokyo) Keimei Gakuen High School (Associate designated school)3 students
   ④(Tokyo) Showa Women's University Senior High School (Phase 1 school)11 students
   ⑤(Nara) Nishiyamato Gakuen High School(Phase 1 school)10 students
   ⑥(Hiroshima) Hiroshima Jogakuin Senior High School (Phase 1 school)6 students
   ⑦(Mie) Yokkaichi Senior High School (Phase 1 school)3 students

Sanada Yuka(2-1),Tanaka Rinko(2-1), Omori Hinaka(2-2)

   ⑧(Wakayama) Wakayama Shin-Ai High School (Associate designated school)9 students

   ※2018 Committee Schools:Nishiyamato Gakuen High School, Wakayama Shin-Ai High School

■Training schedule

<Day 1: January 5, 2019 (Sat)>

13:00 Opening event (greetings from Nishiyamato Gakuen High School principal, explanation of objective , 2 day schedule guide)


13:10 Ice-breaking (self introduction within groups)


13:30 Cambodia study trip presentation by each school (10 minutes for each school + 5 minutes Questions and Answers)

 Each school representatives gave a presentation about their respective training experiences in Cambodian.After a brief introduction about their school and their trip itinerary, Yokkaichi High School gave a presentation about their first FW in which they visited the "Hiroshima House" . Using this as the main focus, they talked about the educational issues in Cambodia, what we can do and what we should do in the future.


16:00 Keynote lecture <Lecturer>Nara University of Education Next Generation Teacher Training Center Associate professor Mr.Nakazawa Shizuo

 A lecture entitled "SDGs and ESD- to be the Creator of a Sustainable Society" was given, followed by an introduction that led to a subsequent workshop.


17: 10 Workshop ① (70 minutes)

 Discussion on the theme "Positive pointers from Cambodia and the things you want to stay in future".



18:20 Check-in to rooms/ dinner


19: 40 Mr. Nakazawa's workshop ② (90 minutes)

 WS① The participants dug further into the theme "For a better Cambodian society" and had a more in depth discussion about the ideal way of thinking about the Cambodian society. The discussion was followed by presentations. Finally, homework was issued, and the participants were instructed to write a "Declaration statement" in about 800 words by the following day.


<Day 2:January 6, 2019 (Sun)>

7:30 Breakfast(7:25 Assemble at the school dining hall)


8:30 Workshop ③(150分)

 After the ice-breaking, the first sharing was on the previous day's homework "Declaration Statement".
 After this, there was a discussion on the final theme "Discussion about future relationships with Cambodia: pausing with deep considerations on how to actualize these".After the last presentation, the 2-day workshop was announced to have ended.



11:30 Closing ceremony

 ・Greetings from Youth Hostel owner(Experience in Southeast Asia as a Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer)
 ・Greetings from Nishiyamato Gakuen High School Research and Development Manager



12:20 Lunch

13:00 Photo session 2 Groups dissolved

≪Reflections from our school's participants≫

· My viewpoint on things were expanded by interacting with other people from other schools who also went to the Cambodia training trip. I was surprised to know a lot more about Cambodia that we did not know from others.We realized within these two days that we should adjust our thinking so that we would not generalize and stereotype others. Also my social network has expanded and it was my first time to interact within the SGH designated schools. The group work was also very refreshing.

· During the workshop, I came to the conclusion that the same thing can be said to Japan and the world after much in -depth considerations on Cambodia. I was able to find out what I want to do now and am clear on what I have to do in order to realize my goals. In addition, I was also touched by the presentation and way of thinking from the representatives from other schools and I realized the importance of voicing out.

· The best part for me at this Nara training was to exchange my opinions with high school students of either the same or higher than abilities as I am during these two days. If I had not participated in this training, I think that we would not be able to exchange ideas like this with high school students outside the prefecture or think about one agenda together.In the keynote lecture, we discussed what we wanted to leave in Cambodia and what we have to change, and at that time we received a lot of opinions and realized the past stereotypes and the narrowness of our past vision.I had a very fulfilling time for these two days. I think that I am really glad that I was part of this.