"What you want to do is possible to do it" --Colam operation Nahoko Takai

This is Takatsuki of RICCI EVERYDAY.

The main character of this time "when I took a step" is a member of RICCI EVERYDAY THE HILL (directly managed store -managed store) and mainly Naoko Takai, who is involved in column operation.

Mr. Takai happened to be close to me, and she liked Latin American music, which is called "reggaetone", so she was surprised when she first talked.

Also, before she worked at RICCI EVERYDAY, she had a variety of experiences that she worked as an elementary school teacher.

I would like to be able to tell you about Mr. Takai's life story and her future prospects through this column.

1. The reason I learned about RICCI EVERYDAY

2. Life as a teacher and thoughts on international cooperation

3. Life in Colombia

Four. The junction of life-to graduate school

Five. Future prospects

1. The reason I learned about RICCI EVERYDAY

Mr. Takai originally liked African plints. She knew RICCI EVERYDAY while searching for African plastic miscellaneous goods.

She said, "While going to graduate school, I wanted to be involved in social businesses and NGOs. At that time, I found that RICCI EVERYDAY was recruiting internships on Instagram and applied."


2. Life as a teacher and thoughts on international cooperation

Mr. Takai taught in elementary school before entering the graduate school.

"The reason I decided to become a school teacher was because of the desire to cooperate with international cooperation. I was interested in the Youth Overseas Cooperation Volunteer since I was a high school student, so I thought that teachers would not have to quit work, so I went to a local educational university. I proceeded. "

"Looking back now, there were a lot of difficult things, such as school management and educational research, but I enjoyed spending time with the children."

The JICA teacher overseas training, which participated in five years as a teacher, made his thoughts on the Youth Overseas Cooperation Volunteers stronger.

"I went to Ghana for about 10 days in the teacher's overseas training, so she met a person who was dispatched as a member of the Youth Overseas Cooperation Volunteers and thought," I have to go right away! " "


(Ghana's traditional dish "Hufufu". This was every time you receive hospitality at your visit! I eat by hand.)

After returning to Japan, he was dispatched to Colombia for two years, located in Latin America as a member of the Youth Overseas Cooperation Volunteers.

3. Life in Colombia

If you hear Colombia, what kind of image do you have?

Colombia is a country located in the northwest of South America, where the capital is placed in Bogota.

"The charm of Colombia is that various terrain is mixed. There are desert areas, there are nearly 3,000m altitude like Bogota, and there are unique creatures near Amazon. Hmm!"

(Providencia Island, an island floating in the Caribbean Sea. On a peaceful island, you can see the sea turtles right there if you dive into the sea!)


(A mountain village with an impressive nostalgic cobblestone, a nostalgic streets called Barithala. It seems to have been used in the location of Hollywood movies!)


(There is a Punto Gazenas, the northernmost land of South America called La Guahira, and the surrounding area is as if it has come to the end of the world.)

What kind of life did you live as a youth overseas cooperative squad?

"In Colombia, I was teaching arithmetic at elementary schools and working on textbook making projects in collaboration with local teachers. At first, there were many difficulties to communicate."


(Appearance of arithmetic classes at local elementary schools. If there are no teaching tools at school, we will make it by hand.)


(It seems that the concepts such as multiplication, division, volume, and pi, etc. in local teacher's training)

"The elementary school in Colombia was completely different from Japan, and it was exciting. For example, some children eat sweets and drink juice during class, and some teachers switch to self -study as soon as possible (laughs). ) It was a rough style that would not be stressful for the students and the teacher. "


(With the local teachers who worked as a colleague. Everyone was very bright and I was fine every day. I'm still a friend!)


(In a Japanese club called Discoteca, young and old men and women gather and dance salsa. It is common to enjoy drinking with friends.)

He also said that he bought Colombian crafts during his stay.

"I like the traditional shoulder bag made by indigenous people, Mochira. I often strolled on a local market called Feria. "


(Mochira bought while staying in Colombia. It features colorful colors)

Four. Learning at graduate school

After two years, Mr. Takai returned from Colombia. It was also a time when I returned to work and worked as a teacher and worried about my future career.

"It was a junction of life. I wanted to work in the international cooperation field, and I focused on changing jobs. On the other hand, from the experience I have taught children, I want to learn myself. I came to think. "

So he retired from his job and decided to take the exam. Currently, I am conducting research on the theme of "Latin American Society" and "Education" at graduate school.

Five. Future prospects

“Querer ES Poder” (What you want to do can be realized)

This is a word that a Spanish teacher gave me before going to Colombia.

"After hearing these words, I started to actively challenge what I wanted to do."

"One of the reasons I did the intern was that it would be interesting if I could challenge a business that handles ethnic things like RICCI EVERYDAY."

"On the other hand, it's easy to start a business while you're involved in your work, but it's hard to continue."

"As a future prospect, I hope that all the education fields, Latin America, fashion and crafts, etc. are all involved."



How was this time when I took a step? In the next column, we will introduce the contents of Mr. Takai's bag.♪
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