Sarajean runs a wide array of social and global issues-themed seminars for those hoping to deepen their understanding of issues and means for tackling current problems. Targeting corporate staff, university students, professional association members and the general public, Sarajean has conducted seminars introducing issues such as trafficking, human rights, the Millennium Development Goals, gender-based violence, and the Japanese nonprofit sector with the aim of fostering active community engagement.
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Issue-based courses for public awareness raising:
Tsuda Open School – Adult education program
Training program for persons pursuing careers in international development
Courses on the Millennium Development Goals (Since 2007), Gender Issues in International Development (Since 2010).
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Courses on Human Rights, the Millennium Development Goals, and The Japanese Nonprofit Sector (Since 2003)
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Examples of past audiences and presentations
Osaka University, Graduate seminar series, Guest Speaker, Workshop for International Career development (March 2012)
Tokyo Planning Forum, Inaugural Forum, Presentation, The role of international donors (December 2011)
Peace Boat, Symposium 6 months after the Tohoku disaster ,Guest Speaker, What we can do together (Fall 2011)
Temple University, Japan Campus, Wakai Project, NGO Panel Discussion Moderator, To Tohoku: Rebuilding Japan (July 2011)
Kyoto University, Global Environmental Studies Course, Guest speaker – Advocacy and the role of NGOs in advocating for the environment. (June 2011) Information and Education for Behaviour Change (June 2012)
Sophia University, NGO Management Course, Guest speaker – Roles and Functions of NGOs; IEC for Behaviour Modification (2010) Disasters and the role of NGOs (June 2012)
Rikkyo University – Guest speaker – Poverty today: what can you do? (2010)
Women English Language Learners (WELL) Annual Retreat, Keynote speaker – Volunteer in Japan? Yes you can! (2008).
Aoyama Gakuen – Guest speaker – Youth can make a difference (2009) Introduction to trafficking in persons in Japan (2007).
Yokohama City University – Guest speaker – Introduction to the Japanese nonprofit sector (2007).
International School of the Sacred Heart – Guest speaker – Working in the nonprofit sector and how you can get involved. (2007).
Ernst and Young, Volunteer Committee – Introduction to the Japanese nonprofit sector (2006).
English workshops and presentations
Issue-based seminars and workshops (1-3 hours)
An introduction to the Japanese nonprofit NGOs
Incorporating as a nonprofit in Japan
Being an educated consumer – smart shopping and fair trade
Trafficking in persons
Global campaigns for gender equality
Conflict resolution – talking about peace is not enough
Disaster prevention and relief
The Millennium Development Goals
Volunteering in Japan – how you can get involved
Understanding hunger and poverty through simulations
Intensive seminar series (16-25 hours)
Current social issues in Japan and how nonprofits tackle them
Tackling the Millennium Development Goals
Global issues & how NGOs deal with local problems
Introduction to Human Rights Issues