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【New!】A Big Thank You for Helping Us Reach Our Crowdfunding Goal of ”Beyond Borders with Football Project”

From February 1st to March 31st, 2024, we conducted a two-month crowdfunding campaign. We received generous support from a total of 174 individuals, amounting to 2,706,000 yen (with a target goal of 2,666,000 yen). We sincerely appreciate your cooperation. Through soccer, we aspire to connect children with the world and provide them with diverse experiences. We hope that these experiences will serve as a stepping stone for their own futures. This project is a collaborative effort among three organizations: Seeds, a general incorporated association; NGO TOFA, a specified nonprofit organization; and Institute of Global Medical and Sports Science (GMSS Human

“Beyond Borders with Football Project” has launched.

Through soccer, we want children to connect with the world and gain a diverse experience. And we hope they will use these experiences as a source of nourishment for their future. This project was launched by General Incorporated Association Seeds, NGO TOFA, and GMSS, all with the same vision. We are challenging JFA crowdfunding to make this expedition possible without being influenced by economic circumstances! If you are interested in this project, please click here! *The Beyond Borders CAMP (sponsored by Seeds), now in its third year, has already conducted activities in Cambodia (2022) and Nepal (2023).

【New!】Lectured at Tsukuba University

On November 9, President Ando lectured on “Medical Management” at the University of Tsukuba Graduate School. The lecture, titled “Medical Entrepreneur in Aging Society,” was full of content including introductions of Dr. Kazuko Kumon, who established and operates The Garden of Siloam (Kenya), Dr. Satoshi Nakamura of the Peshawar-kai, who fell victim to a bullet while saving many lives in Afghanistan, Dr. Hiroshi Nakamura, who hosted the Paralympics and established the Japan Sun Industries (Beppu City) and President Ando also shared the meaning of singing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Public Health. In between,

Lectured at Chiba University

On October 13, Representative Ando gave a lecture at Chiba University with Mr. Sanpei Ohama (NPO Smile Club) and Mr. Makoto Ohama (Smile Club, Para-Badminton player). The themes in the morning were “Encounters with Sports” and in the afternoon “Community Development through Sports”. I introduced a video of the “Taiyo no Ie (House of the Sun)” in Oita Prefecture, and asked the students to think about why the Paralympics were held in Japan in 1964, and what kind of society Dr. Yutaka Nakamura envisioned.

Supported the Para-Travel

Supported the Para-Travel Support Group organized by NPO ORIGAMI for the Chiba City Triathlon spectating event, together with Dr. Kyohei Nishino, Representative of Seeds, Inc. Para-Travel is an event organized by NPO ORIGAMI, where individuals with disabilities who typically cannot freely go out are accompanied by student volunteers to support Para-Sports. During the event, they have lunch, play games, and chat, spending a special and wonderful time together. This year, the Chiba City Triathlon event was scheduled for September 24th. A pre-training event (held in Chiba City on September 10th) had our Representative Ando, as a lecturer, and on the

We held a Takkyu Valley event

We were able to borrow a place usually used as a calligraphy class in Ota-ku, Tokyo, and enjoyed a Takkyu Volley game with children and adults from the neighborhood. Date: September 16, 2023 (Saturday) Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Venue: Kawafude Kyoshitsu (near Shimomaruko Station on the Tokyu Tamagawa Line) Organizer: SIGNS OF LIFE™

Participated in a Wheelchair Handball Experience Event as an Instructor

Representative Ando participated in a Wheelchair Handball Experience event held in Matsumoto City on July 29th as an instructor along with Mr. Nakajima. We had a great time exercising together with the participants in the Para Sports event. Special thanks to the Matsumoto City Sports Business Promotion Division and the people of Nagano Prefecture. Click here to view the event report.  

Representative Ando speaks at Industrial Physician Seminar

Date: August 9, 2023 (Wednesday) Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Participation Fee: Free Venue: In-person (Shibuya, Tokyo) / Online Organizer: Dr.KENKO KEIEI Inc. Part 1: “Tax Accountant Explains! Taxes Industrial Physicians Need to Know” Speaker: Shingo Nakayama, 7:00 PM – 7:40 PM (Scheduled) Part 2: “Career Path as an Industrial Physician” Speaker: Yuichi Ando, 7:40 PM – 8:30 PM (Scheduled)       For more information and registration, please visit here. Being an Industrial Physician presents a different depth compared to working in a hospital. Of course, there are challenges, and overcoming them is also a source of great satisfaction.

Observational Visit to Kenya

Our company representative, Yuichi Ando, conducted an observational visit to Kenya alongside Professor Hideki Yamamoto from Teikyo University. The objectives of the visit were to sign the inter-university agreement between Teikyo University and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, and to visit community centers and facilities. The trip took place from April 30 to May 7, 2023. Following places were visited: 1. Universities: – Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology: Signed the inter-university agreement. – Kenyatta University 2. JICA Office: Conducted a workshop at the CLC* (CLRC) (community center) 3. CLC (Saidika Organization) 4. Magoso School (Chiaki Hayakawa) 5.