Home now to our families and friends, with so many stories to tell and experiences to share. What an amazing adventure we all had!
It was such a privilege to share this adventure with these outstanding 22 students and two teachers, Mr Shayne Kriel and Miss Jessica Roche, my friends. We have been like a big family for the last three weeks!
My hope for the students is that all that you have gained in confidence; in making friendships beyond your “clicks”; in learning to be more tolerant of people’s differences; and most of all respecting the uniqueness other cultures; that these experiences will help shape you as young adults.
Thank you all so much for helping make this a wonderful trip full of lasting memories.
To the parents, thank you for giving your child this opportunity to step out and see what they are capable of, for allowing us the privilege of introducing the wonderful land, culture and people of Japan to them. I know they will have so many wonderful stories to tell you all! And be proud of them they are a wonderful testimony of your parenting and love!
I thank the Lord for his many blessings and guidance, and the great work and support of Jessica Roche and Shayne Kriel who made my job easier and were such a blessing to all in the team!
We will get a.
Thank you all and God bless you always- Learna Shimizu
(Now to start to prepare for JOE 2016!)