Dejen and Anur, Eritrean students of SEISA Shonan Kokusai High School, and Kesete, Eritrean students at SEISA Dohto University, participated in the interexchange event with children at Oiso-machi Kokuhu Elementary School. Children from grade 1 to 6 gathered with joyful eyes and expressed their curiosity by questions such as; "Where are you from?", "What is your name?" , "What food you like?". Eritrean students tried to respond in Japanese. They introduced greetings and some words of Eritrean language, and children tried to pronounce. By dividing into small groups, they played "Oni-gokko" (traditional Japanese children game) all together.
In the end of the event, they become really close. Children asked for signs from Eritrean students. Eritrean students are planning to participate in various interexchange events as a part of "SKY Project".
About "SKY Project"
Towards Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Kanagawa prefecture, Odawara city, Hakone town, Oiso town and SEISA group are jointly organizing “SKY Project” to promote Sports (S), Education (K-kyoiku) and Friendship (Y-Yukou) through interexchange between Eritrea and Bhutan, countries that municipals host for pre-game camps.