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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Mero Sathi Project 2016 in Nepal Daily Report 11th day, "The meeting heading for growth of teamwork"

23th Feb
The meeting heading for growth of teamwork

We finished all activities of this program today. The last 2 weeks were meaningful for us. We all gained new knowledge and realized a lot of things through the interaction between Japanese and Nepalese students.
AAEE, Asia Association of Education & Exchange(一般社団法人アジア教育交流研究機構)さんの写真
Since it was the second time for me to come to Nepal, I was less excited than I was last time. And that’s why I was calmly able to see things objectively. And I eventually found that there was a large gap between th...e purpose of Japanese students and that of Nepalese students.
Even though this program generally aimed at the interaction between two different cultures, for Japanese students, it didn’t simply mean to become friends with Nepalese students. We also tried to achieve three things; to enrich our hearts, to find common points of Japanese and Nepalese, to be free from prejudice in order to find good qualities of the country of Nepal. On the other hand, even though there was individual variations, Nepalese students were simply trying to become friends with us but nothing more.
Moreover, each Japanese student had different aim. I knew each one of us had different interest and this situation was supposed to happen, but it wasn’t good as a team. Thus, members acted individually during the program. At the end, we realized that we had achieved nothing as a team. So we decided to have a meeting even though it was the last day of the program, and our conversation lasted until 3 am. It was beneficial for us to exchange our own opinions and find new ideas and perspectives. We slept deeply with no regret after that.
To conclude, we should have set a goal shared by both Japanese and Nepalese students. It would have probably enabled us to work as a team and accomplish real teamwork.
By Keita Ohira

<Wonderful last day with joyful friends>
AAEE, Asia Association of Education & Exchange(一般社団法人アジア教育交流研究機構)さんの写真
Today there was a radio interview of MERO SATHI members of feb 2016 on Radio Kantipur which might have been a first time experience for most of the members. All of the members were excited about the interview and did very well in it. In the radio interview they shared how they got benifited from the program and what they learned from travelling in Nepal and observing different communities of Nepal.
After the interview all the members got back t

o the hotel and discussed about the visit in the different houses of Nuwakot village and learned about the problems and solutions about that community.
AAEE, Asia Association of Education & Exchange(一般社団法人アジア教育交流研究機構)さんの写真
In the evening there was a dinner in a Chinese resrurant along with certificate distribution where everybody got emotional as it was their last dinner together and enjoyed the food ordered by a Chinese friend and all the members could see the happiness in her face as they appreciated the food. They even exchanged some presents to remind them of each other. After the dinner almost all the members had a special moment together for the last time, which they must have enjoyed a lot.
By Saujania Pokhrel

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