November 23, 2012

 YMC Viet Project Special Feature

Since late September, we started to prepare for the Youth Mediated Communication Model (YMC) Viet Project. A meeting was held with with Professor Quan from the Ho Chi Minh School of the National University of Vietnam as well as Mr Hoa from the Ministry of Agriculture in Vietnam. In the beginning of October, the project kicked off to a successful start.

There were 15 Vietnamese children participating in the project this time, half the number of participants in the previous project. One of the aims of the present project was to improve the communication between the children and the Japanese experts, an area which was identified as one in need of improvement from the previous project.

Professor Ishida from Kyoto University, Professor Ninomiya from Tokyo University, Professor Ikeda from the Tokyo University of Agriculture, as well as Mie University again lent their expertise and support for the project. The participation of these experts enabled the specialized knowledge and information in agriculture to be shared with the local community through the children.

Four activities have already been carried out in October. The YMC Viet Center is busy with participants sending activity reports from the field. At the Center, a multilingual communication platform developed by Pangaea over a period of seven years with the support of Kyoto University is being used. We use this platform for communication every week with the local staff who do not speak English at all to solve problems in the field.

Pangaea will be celebrating 10 years of its founding next year. We will continue to build on the platforms we have established for children's activities, with the aim of supporting the activities in the community and society at large.

On 7 January next year, a gathering is scheduled for those involved in the project to discuss how to best perpetuate this project. We look forward to everyone's support for this project.

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November 13, 2012

 Pangaea Newsletter - November 2012

Hello everyone.

The season of red momiji leaves and delicious chestnuts has arrived. Has everyone been enjoying the comfortable weather of autumn? Well, the children of Pangaea have been having a great time this autumn.

We hope everyone will make the best of this season and enjoy the nice autumn weather too before the cold winter sets in.

Please find below the newsletter for this month.

+ Activity Report for October 2012
+ Pangaea moves to new office

Activity Report for October 2012
1.Urban Design Center Kashiwa-no-ha (UDCK), Chiba

Kashiwa-no-ha held its second activity on 13 October 2012. Check out the action here!

Kashiwa-no-ha will also be organizing its first Webcam Activity with Seoul, Korea on 10 November 2012! Participants can expect an enjoyable cultural exchange with their Korean peers.

For more details on how to participate, click on the link below.

2.Kyoto University

Two activities were conducted at the Kyoto University village over the past month. The first activity was conducted on 29 September 2012 as summer came to a close.

The second activity was conducted on 27 October 2012 where the children had the opportunity to enjoy an excursion together on a comfortable autumn day. What did the children do during the excursion? Click on the link to find out!

3. Mie University

Over at Mie, excitement filled the air on 27 October 2012 as the children had their first taste of the Pangaea Playing Cards activity. Click on the link below to view the picture.

Pangaea moves to new office
On 29 October 2012, Pangaea moved to a new office location! The new office is approximately 7-minute's walk from Shijo Kawaramachi, down Teramachi-suji and across Takatsuji-dori. There is a shop selling Oden on the first floor and an Indian restaurant next door. Teramachi-suji is like the Akihabara of Tokyo, with shops selling electronic peripherals. The office is a little small but it is a lovely office nevertheless. If you happen to be in Kyoto, do come by and drop us a visit!

This is our new address:

Zou Bldg. #301, 509 Kyogokucho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8035, Japan

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