|Date & Time：||May 14th (Mon) 1:30-2:30pm, May 30th (Wed) 2:45-3:45pm|
|Place：||1st Fl, Okuma Garden House (Bldg. 25)|
|Eligibility:||Waseda students, faculty, and staff|
|Registration：||Not required (partial participation OK)|
Your opportunity to meet other students and enjoy casual conversation
in the language you want to use, the ICC Language Hours.
These events feature an hour of free conversation in a designated
language. Want to chat with Japanese and international students
in your fluent tongue? Looking to practice a language you're learning?
Either way, you're highly welcome at the Language Hours,
we hope to see you there!
Inquiries: TEL: 03-5286-3990 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Date & Time：||May 30(Wed) 4:30-6:00pm|
|Venue：||1st Fl., Okuma Garden House (Bldg. 25)|
|Eligibility:||Waseda students, faculty and staff, and the general public|
|Registration：||Not required (80 seats available)|
(Lilian Wagala and Hezekiah Ogira will speak in English,
with Japanese translation by Chiaki Hayakawa)
"When things are difficult, try saying with smile that it's going
to be okay. If you do this, you receive the strength to go on."
- Lilian Wagala
"We have a song. The song gives us hope.
If you keep hope, your dreams will come true."
- Hezekiah Ogira
In spite of the hardships of life in Kibera, Kenya's biggest slum,
there are residents there who work to support and encourage the children
who walk through the same slums as they did growing up.
Two such residents are Lilian Wagala, the founder of the Mashimoni
Good Samaritan School for the Orphans, and Hezekiah Ogira, the
school's vice-principal. Both will be coming to give a talk at the ICC.
If you are interested in hearing about Africa, the plight of those
in poverty, and the children with the strength to survive in these areas,
then be sure to join this event.
★After the talk session, there will be a cafe-style post-lecture mixer
(6:00-6:40pm) in the same venue.
Enjoy casually talking with the guest speakers!
◆About the Mashimoni Good Samaritan School for the Orphans
(A message from Chiaki Hayakawa)
In 1999, Lilian started an elementary school for about 20 orphans
in the small one room tenement house that was her home. Now, the
Mashimoni Good Samaritan School for the Orphans has become a big
family, with 389 elementary school students, 30 students living in
a special children's house, 5 job training students, and 50 high
school students. The school is now a cooperative effort between
Lilian and Chiaki, a Japanese resident of Kenya for 23 years.
The Kibera slum is an extremely poor area where people working
away from home live and support each other.
Lilian and Hezekiah, who were both born and raised in the Kibera slums,
lost their parents at a young age, leaving them to raise their
younger brothers and sisters as they tried to survive. Many children
who lose their parents in Kibera are shuffled back and forth between
impoverished relatives and face violence, hard labor, sexual abuse, and
other unimaginable suffering.
Lilian helped children with these scars and abandoned children
by taking them in, having them attend school, and giving
them her love. Hezekiah was also one of those children.
He grew up to become a teacher at the Mashimoni school and
is now its vice principal, supporting the school alongside Lilian.
Lilian and Hezekiah will give a lively talk at the ICC and share
stories about the children, the song they sing about living in poverty
without losing hope, the source of the strength to overcome their
hardships, the difficulty of running the school, the dreams of the
children, and daily life in the Kibera slums. Let's share a moment
together to think about the world's future.
◆Profiles of the Speakers
Born in 1970 and lives in the Kibera slums. The eldest daughter
of 18 brothers and sisters, and the mother of 2 children. Both of
her parents died from illness when her youngest brother was 5 years old.
From then on she raised her siblings in place of her parents.
In 1999, she started the Mashimoni Good Samaritan School for the
Orphans in her one room tenement house, at the time for 20 orphans.
The school supports orphans, children from broken families, juveniles
living in poverty, and widowed mothers.
Born in 1986 and lives in the Kibera slums. The second son of
11 brothers and sisters. At the age of 9, his mother died when his
youngest brother was only a year old. His father married again when
Hezekiah was in 6th grade, which is also when his new stepmother began
abusing him and his siblings. His stepmother took him and his
siblings and left them in a rural village, but at age 14 Hezekiah
returned to Kibera and labored daily to earn enough money to go
to school. He worked for a year and was then helped by Lilian
after meeting her at a church. With her support, he was able to
get more money for school and could attend high school, volunteering
at the Mashimoni School at the same time. After graduating in 2004,
he become a teacher at Mashimoni and brought his brothers and
sisters back from the rural village into Kibera. In 2008, he became
the school's vice-principal, the position her currently holds.
He is an adviser for the music department, teaching singing,
dancing, drums, and he leads the Mashimoni school music team to
win the Kenya elementary school music competition nationals year
Born in Fukuoka in 1966, she has lived in Kenya for 23 years.
She attended the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Department
of Indian and Pakistani Languages, specializing in Urdu. In 1985,
she left school and began seeing the world. At the end of her
long travels she took up residence in Kenya. Chiaki plans
study tours, acts as a guide, and coordinates television, newspaper
and magazine coverage. Additionally, she helps administer the
Mashimoni School, the Maisha ya Raha children's house, and the
Mashimoni Alumni Club, which gives high school scholarships.
Maisha ya Raha Foundation website
Inquiries: TEL: 03-5286-3990 E-mail: email@example.com
|Date & Time：||May 30th (Wed), 10:00～11:00am|
|Areas to be cleaned:||Takadanobaba Ginza Shotengai (Shopping Street)|
|Eligibility:||Waseda students, faculty & staff members|
|Registration：||Required (*see below)|
Let's make Takadanobaba shopping street, Waseda students' second home,
a cleaner and more comfortable place! You may feel refreshed in body and spirit.
Registration:via Waseda-net Portal
Waseda-net Portal → [System Services] → [Application]→
ＩＣＣお掃除プロジェクト参加登録(5/30) ICC Clean-up Project Registration(May 30）
Registration Deadline: May 22nd (Tue), 9:00am
Note: This Cleaning-Up Project is regularly held on the 1st day of every month
at 10:00a.m. by the Environment Enhancement Section of Shinjuku-ku Local Government,
Takadanobaba Ginza Shopping Street, and Takadanobaba Nishi Shopping Street.
Sponsor / Cooperation:
Shinjuku City Office; Takadanobaba Ginza Shopping Street; Takadanobaba Nishi Shopping Street
Waseda University Hirayama Ikuo Volunteer Center
Inquiries： TEL: 03-5286-3990 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org