Melina Sakiyama

Melina Sakiyama is a Nikkei Brazilian who is studying for her master's degree in Environmental Education in the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University. She came to Japan on April, 2009 as the sixth generation scholars for the Nippon Foundation Nikkei Scholarship.

Updated August 2009

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To teach and to be taught

An experience with Brazilian students at SEBS – Sociedade Educacional Brazilian School – Minokamo, Gifu.

Every year the NFSA organize activities with Latin schools in Japan, that mostly, attend children whose parents are working as dekassegis. These schools follow a Brazilian or a Peruvian educational system and they aim to educate children as if they were in their country of origin.

However, reflecting the situation of the entire dekassegi community here in Japan, these schools have to deal with a lot of problems, such as the lack of specialized professionals and didactic materials.

Aware of this situation, the NFSA attempt to fill ...

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