We Provide Support to Learning-support Activities
Various activities have been started in different areas to support those whose lives have been greatly affected by COVID-19, including foreigners who are having trouble making ends meet because of the time off from work, or children from single-parent families. MUJI, aiming to realize a “simple, pleasant society,” wants to support such activities. We have opened the Salon on the 2nd floor of the Ryohin Keikaku headquarters building in Toshima-ku, Tokyo, as a base for learning to support the activities of learning-support groups.
After talking to "Cafe Juku Terrakoya," an organization that provides free learning support for students preparing for university entrance examinations, we learned that there are actually many children in Toshima Ward who need learning support.
Although learning support for elementary and junior high schools is substantial, the current situation is that coaching students who want to take university entrance examination is never an easy task, and it is not possible to fully support all high school students who want to go to the university.
MUJI also wants to support such students, so we decided to take part in an initiative to provide free learning support for high school students in Toshima-ward.
In our interview with Mr. Maeda and Mr. Tagai of "Cafe Juku Terrakoya", they said, "Since April 2021, about 10 to 15 high school students have being participating every time, and the study session is being held every Tuesday from 17:00 to 20:00. At the beginning of the event, it was difficult to secure a place to study. I visited Café one by one and got refused many times. Also, it was difficult for students and teachers, volunteers (university students) to gather, so I regularly recruited on Instagram and Twitter. As a matter of fact, at present, there are 6 to 7 university students doing one-on-one tutoring on a regular basis. The high school students who participate and the university students who act as teachers are all motivated and excellent people."
The high school students who participated were very eager to learn, and we were happy to be able to provide a place for them at Ryohin Keikaku.
We will continue to support the local community through this kind of activities in the future.
(Schedule) Every Tuesday
(Time) 17: 00-20: 00
(Venue) Within Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd.
(Number of participants) 10 high school students