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GLOCOL Seminar #135 -- My 12 Years of Focused Efforts to Eliminate Poverty in Mongolia

2015-12-22 (Tue) 17:00 - 18:30

A photo that she saw as a high school student made TERUYA Tomoko start a non-governmental organization for saving children living in manholes in Mongolia. In this seminar, she will talk about how she proceeded with her activity while overcoming difficulties and tensions she experienced on the job. She will also talk about her thoughts and how she has developed her activity through trial and error. Those hoping to work overseas, however vague, are welcome to attend this seminar.

This seminar is a portion of the GLOCOL "Transcultural Study" course made open to the public.

Lecturer: TERUYA Tomoko

Born in Naha, Okinawa in 1984 and a graduate of the School of Law of Waseda University, TERUYA Tomoko advanced to Sophia Law School to earn a Juris Doctor degree. In 2007, while in Sophia Law School, she founded Yuimar at the request of the Children of the Sun Center, an orphanage in Mongolia. Visiting Mongolia more than 30 times, she spent 4 years in total in an orphanage in Mongolia. In 2011, she was chosen as one of 30 Global Shapers, young leaders selected by the World Economic Forum (Davos Meeting).  Additionally, at the 2015 Davos Meeting, she was chosen as one of 50 young leaders and was also chosen as one of individuals eligible to exchange opinions with French President Hollande. She also gives advice on social welfare policies to President Elbegdorj of Mongolia.

Attendance is free for this event.

Registration by email is required.

How to apply: Please send your name and the name of your organization in an email entitled "Application for 12/22 Seminar" to

Space permitting, persons who have not registered may be admitted.

Date: 2015-12-22 (Tue) 17:00 - 18:30
Organizer: Osaka University Global Collaboration Center
Venue: GLOCOL Studio, 3F, General Education Building, Toyonaka campus, Osaka University
Registration: Registration by email is required.
Contact: Osaka University Global Collaboration Center

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