Kids & Youth
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Academy for Global Leadership (AGL)
We ran the EGAKU Program for the Tokyo Institute of Technology Academy for Global Leadership (AGL). AGL is an institution with a mission to nurture truly global leaders and runs an international leadership training degree program.
In EGAKU participants dynamically experienced some of the key aspects of global leadership - deepening self knowledge, embracing diversity and reflecting on the relationship between their own goals and dreams and society.
Below are some of the participants’ comments:
- “Instead of focussing on thinking I’m right, I realized that what a person sees is a product of the environment they were brought up in and their character. I felt art allowed me to be open and accepting of other people.”
- “Usually I’m just thinking of ideas in my head and that’s where it ends. But I realized that outputting these thoughts can actually lead to new discoveries.”
- “With pictures you can draw what you want. You might not always get the desired result, but you can do as you intended. That made me feel positive.”
- “Other people have their own ideas, and I have my own ideas too - I want to act in a way that’s respectful of both.”
Theme: Things that drive you
Program overview: EGAKU Program
Participants: 26 undergraduate and graduate students
Venue: White Ship -Office & 9201 Gallery-
Host Institution: Tokyo Institute of Technology, Academy for Global Leadership (AGL)
Instructor: Kunihiko Yazawa
Facilitator: Kimi Hasebe
Staff: Hiromi Ito, Ryoko Nakamura
※ This program was run by White Ship’s non-profit arm, ELAB.