Social Innovation and Leadership Program, Summer 2017
Originally from Tokyo, Fuuka is majoring in International Management at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University and St. Edward’s University.
Fuuka strongly believes in the importance of mentorship. She has been able to figure out where her conflicts came from and what they were thanks to her mentor’s advice. Fuuka finds that many young Japanese people lack self-confidence and do not have a clear future goal. Thus, she wants to create a mentorship organization to support those people to gain self-confidence and achieve their dreams.
Fuuka is planning to launch a mentorship and mediation initiative for young Japanese people to overcome fear and conflicts. This initiative will provide opportunities to grow, to improve self-confidence, and to connect with mentors. Since she herself has been greatly helped by her mentor, she wants to give the same opportunities to young Japanese students and make them feel motivated and confident in themselves.
Through the TOMODACHI-Microsoft iLEAP Social Innovation and Leadership Program, Fuuka hopes to find potential mentors who can support Japanese students, and get advice for her future mentorship organization to be effective and impactful.