July 01, 2012

 Pangaea Newsletter - July 2012

+ Campaign for 100 donors: almost there!
+ Pangaea Ring: Mr. Toru Nishiyama
+ Activity Report in June 2012

Campaign for 100 donors: almost there
Since the start of “Donation Campaign for 100 Donors” last December, Pangaea could receive 454,664 JPY donations from 99 donors as of now. With 1 more donors, we will be achieving 100 for this fiscal year! Thank you so much for your cooperation. We look to your continuous support to Pangaea!


Pangaea Ring: Mr. Toru Nishiyama
Hello everyone! I am Toru Nishiyama. I have been participating in Pangaea activities as a volunteer staff since last September.

I was introduced to Pangaea by Mr. Tsujishita (known as GORI-SAN) who was my senior in the same professor's office with the experience of the Pangaea activity at Kyoto University. He invited me to the Pangaea activity hoping to create the opportunity for me to consider my future plan since I had no such plan after my graduation.

Because I was eager to do something, I had immediately decided to visit the office for the orientation. In the session, Mr. Takasaki, the vice chairman of Pangaea had explained how it was started with his enthusiasm. I was greatly impressed by his speech and had decided to assist the organization in any ways.

In March, I had graduated from the university without belonging to any organization and had become a so-called “Freeter”, namely, a part-time jobber. Mr. Takasaki was quite generous to a person like me and had offered the internship position at Pangaea from April where I had the opportunity to build my work experience. However, unfortunately, I could not bring my value to the organization inconveniencing other members and had received various admonitions.

Through the experience, I personally felt that I was not yet adopted to the working environment not being able to grow out of the student mode. I also realized that I was underestimating the significance of being the member of the society.

However, members of Pangaea were kind enough to earnestly listen to my concerns about my carrier path and gave me various advice. I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to the members. Thank you very much. I think I was fortunate to have been able to meet with such wonderful people. Without their support, I might not have been able to make a step forward at all.

Initially, I thought that the Pangaea activity was the place to offer children with various experiences and opportunities through which they are able to think and feel, the place that fosters the growth of children. However, through the activity at Kyoto University with webcam in May as well as my internship, I had realized that Pangaea provided the growth opportunity not only for children but also for adults.

I am fortunate to have been able to be associated with such organization. Although my ability may be limited, I would like to continue to extend my contribution to the organization so that I can repay their kindness. Looking forward to working with all of you again!

Activity Report in June 2012
Yumi's Lecture @ Ritsumeikan Univ. Yumi gave a lecture at International Education Center of Ritsumeikan Univ. on Tuesday June 12th.


May 26th Webcam Photos from Korea! They were taken at the occasion of Webcam activity connecting Seoul, Korea and Kyoto, Japan.


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