Hakim (Malaysia) (Took part in Sosei Partners- Malaysia):
I joined Sosei Partners during this summer (Sept 2017) to Tono-shi, Iwate Prefecture. I would like to express my gratitude to Dennis for giving me chance to join this and be able to experience myself the beauty of Tohoku area with welcoming locals and amazing teams.
The task was indeed challenging:to promote for tourism(with certain target groups), but not with the conventional ways. To promote Tono city as a tourist spot with its own attraction. We learn that there are a lot of things that can be improved, by viewing from different perspective of people from different backgrounds to be able create a lot of new interesting ideas.
At times I felt a bit worried since this is my first time joined this kind of things. However, with the support of other great team members and Dennis himself, I am able to learn and help to contribute for accomplishing the tasks. I was amazed by the ingenuity, welcoming hearts and the shared visions of the townspeople with whom we met. I have never felt so welcomed like home since I came to Japan, together making meals with host family and having dinners. I will always treasure the times joining Sosei Partners.
Overall, it was fulfilling experience unlike any other events I have joined in Japan. I am motivated to improve myself so I can contribute more to the society after joining Sosei Partners. Thanks for introducing me with all of this.
At last, I wish for the success for Sosei Partners, in hope to continue contributing to the society. I hope to able to join again in future. All the best for you Dennis!