On October 1 and 2, OISCA participated in “Global Festa 2016” held at the Odaiba, area in Tokyo. It is an annual event in which governmental agencies, private organizations and
groups dealing with international cooperation present their activities and celebrities perform on the stage.
This year, OISCA exhibited at its booth photo panels on the worsening environmental problems and natural disasters in foreign countries where OISCA is operating, organized a quiz program on these topics and photo-taking sessions with “Kurocchi”, huge-sized doll of stray cat which is the mascot of the Children’s Forest Program (CFP).
Moreover, some students belonging to the Asia-Africa Study Group of Tokyo University of Agriculture who visited the project sites of OISCA Fiji this summer reported on their on-site
As the Odaiba area is a sightseeing spot, not only those who are interested in international cooperation, but also many shoppers and tourists visited the OISCA booth. A few visitors commented: “we just dropped in, but it’s worth the time because we have been able to learn a lot about overseas environmental problems and NGO’s activities.”
Through the various programs, OISCA could widely disseminate information on its activities in Japan and foreign countries