Leave a Nest Co., Ltd. co-hosted an online seminar with SlashIgnite, Inc. in the Philippines on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 3:00~4:00 p.m. to introduce the company's educational content to middle school and high school teachers in the Philippines.
The seminar was titled “Nurturing the Next Generation of Scientists: Leave a Nest and its Knowledge Platform,” with Dr. Yev Dulla and Dr. Satomi Maeda of the Education Development Division as speakers of the event.
At the beginning of the session, Dr. Dulla talked about the significance of the Philippines' efforts in science education for junior and senior high school students for its future development, including the results of an investigatory project entitled “Survey on Filipino Attitudes toward Science Education and Science Communication,” which he conducted when he was a graduate student at Kumamoto University. Dr. Maeda then explained the philosophy of the company, the background of its establishment, its approach to human resource development, and its business activities (in Japan, overseas, and in the Philippines).
The seminar was attended by 111 teachers from middle and high schools in the Philippines. While listening to the seminar, teachers in the Philippines actively threw out their opinions and discussions. Some of them commented on the lack of science education for junior and senior high school students in the Philippines, citing the country's science education policy as a problem, and the importance of working directly with the company to stimulate interest in science among children.
The Leave a Nest Education Development Division has been working with schools in the Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries through online experiment classes, the “Science Castle Research Grant” to support research by junior and senior high school students, and the “Science Castle” conferences for junior and senior high school students in Singapore and Malaysia. Through “Science Castle” and the “Science Castle Research Grant,” the company aims to build bridges between schools in the Philippines, other Southeast Asian countries, Japanese researchers, and companies as well to contribute to a bright future for Southeast Asia and Japan founded on science education!
The total number of registered participants was 200, and the maximum number of participants present during the event was 111 at the Google Meet. Including those who watched the YouTube feed later on, a total of 176 survey responses were collected.
【Google Meet screenshot of the event】
【Dr. Dulla and Dr. Maeda streaming live at the Leave a Nest office】