Jade (Thailand) (Took part in Sosei Partners- Shimokawa):
Participating in Sosei Partners program was indeed a rewarding and eye-opening experience. As one of the members from Sosei Partners:Shimokawa project, I had an opportunity to learn about the local industries and the town's unique forest management system. Through staying with the host families, moving around town tackling various assignments and meeting key person such as the mayor, I strongly felt the town's enthusiasm to communicate its uniqueness to the outside. Every product and workshop has a lot of efforts put into them which makes scouting around town even more interesting. As a person who loves venturing into hard-to-reach places, the program was no doubt a valuable experience which i don't think will come around so easily especially for foreign students.