The Kyoto South Rotary Club and KUFS have concluded a cooperation agreement in the signing ceremony held on campus on Thursday, October 10th.
The agreement is aimed to improve children’s literacy in Cambodia through producing original picture books in Japanese, English, and Khmer, and to support the volunteer group Picture books for Cambodian Children (PCC), organized by KUFS students, to distribute those books in Cambodia.
The signing ceremony was attended by nine participants from KUFS, including President Takeshi Matsuda and Arisa Kawasaki, the leader of PCC and 3rd-year student of the Faculty of Foreign Studies’ Department of French Studies, and eight participants from the Kyoto South Rotary Club, including Chairman Norio Yoshida and former Chairman Masakazu Uchida. The agreement was signed by President Matsuda and Chairman Yoshida.
Chairman Yoshida greeted the crowd with a comment about PCC, “The smiles on the faces of children reading picture books are priceless. This project would help strengthen the friendship between Cambodia and Japan.” Kawasaki, who has a passion for drawing, thanked the Kyoto South Rotary Club for their support: “we are very grateful that you acknowledge the value of our activities. I hope that our picture books would help those children who wants to study. We promise to do our best,” with determination.