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Social Participation Begins With the Special Olympics: JOCV Supports the Participation of the Sudanese Team

August 20, 2018
In March, a Sudanese team participated for the first time in the Special Olympics Middle-East North Africa Regional Games. The support of a Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer (JOCV) dispatched from Japan to Sudan was a factor in that first-time participation.

From the Field
JOCVs Create a Popular Cookbook Endorsed by the Government of Madagascar : Nutrition Action Partners expand their work to more and more countries

August 17, 2018
On the island nation of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean off Africa, a recipe book edited by Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers and endorsed by the Ministry of Public Health and National Nutrition Office is gaining popularity.

From the Field
Indian and Sri Lankan Rugby Teams Coached by JOCVs Hold an International Friendship Match

August 13, 2018
"Chalo, chalo (Go, go)!" "Denna, denna (Over here, over here)!"
On a grass athletic field, players encourage each other with shouts in their respective languages: India's Odia and Sri Lanka's Sinhalese.

From the Field
Humanized Maternity Care: Safe Childbirth That Gently Responds to the Needs of Mother and Child in Senegal

August 10, 2018
"You'll be meeting your baby soon!"
A midwife kindly touches a pregnant woman's lower back and talks to her in a gentle voice. The expectant mother lays down on a clean bed, and sometimes stands and leans on the midwife and assumes a comfortable position while waiting for the big event to come.

Japan Disaster Relief
Emergency Assistance to Myanmar in Response to the Flood Disaster

August 7, 2018
The Japan International Cooperation Agency will provide emergency relief goods as below in response to a request from the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar relating to the serious flood

From the Field
After Participating in JICA Knowledge Co-Creation Programs in Japan, JICA Alumni Association Members Work as Bridges Between Japan and the World

August 3, 2018
JICA Alumni Associations are networks through which people who have participated in JICA's Knowledge Co-Creation Programs in Japan keep passing on what they learned to their home countries.

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