“Only for one day, but I enjoyed precious time with my wonderful son.” (from a host mother)
We are collecting surveys from host families in Niigata.
Karate/Judo, Kimono dressing, Candles in snow hole,
Walking along Bokushi-street, Shopping, cooking Gyoza, Shabu-Shabu…
Play with Host Sisters/Brothers, Challenge Skiing,
Sit tight on massage chair, Talking about their villages,
Talking about their Futures…
Some mothers felt nervous about their kid’s health because some of them did not use tick “Futon”.
We wonder what they thought in the plane leaving Narita Airport.
Also, there were many surveys saying 1 day trip was too short. Cooperation between host families or schedule improvement would make next program better. We will make these voices as reflection and try to make better program.
At 5 p.m. family members were showing up to pick up their hosting students. Many of those visited Yap before and now are grown up having their own family members. Yapese students were a bit nervous but with those young sisters and brothers, they headed to their homes with smile.