“Community Learning ‘Super’ Experience Program in Gokayama” took place from February 11 to 13, and 28 students joined the event.
This subject consists of prep classes (3 times), camp (3 days and 2 nights), review class (once), report meeting and final report.
Its aim is to nurture human resilience which will help the students to train and develop themselves through recognizing the importance of physical and mental strength, accepting diverse ways of thinking, and becoming aware that they are members of the society in an environment where they share joys and sorrows with each other.
This year’s program was held 3 times and Gokayama was the 4th one. The students experienced Zen meditation, stayed at local residents’ houses, enjoyed snowshoeing, etc., and listened to the lectures by President Koetsu YAMAZAKI and Vice President Hiroshi YAMAMOTO. Then, they joined their host family and deepened their understanding of the region through working and talking with them.
On the last day, the students visited Murakami family’s house which is designated as a nationally important cultural property. They built up their human resilience, and learned about the nature and culture of Gokayama area.
These experiences gave the participants some clues to develop themselves. After the camp, students will take review class, participate in report meetings, submit final report and earn 1 credit.
In FY 2017, “Super” Experience Program will be held in Suzu from July 15 to 17, Hakusan from August 4 to 6, Ogi from October 7 to 9 and Gokayama from February 10 to 12.