One of the many factors that makes ISAK unique is that we spare no effort to bring the outside world into the classroom. A powerful example of this happened a few weeks ago during ISAK Summer School 2015 when Ms. Yuki Moriya, Public Information Officer at UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency), visited ISAK and met with our students, including eight students who are themselves refugees from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Tibet and Sahara.
After discussing her role at the UNHCR and the world-wide refugee problem, Ms. Moriya left the students with an inspiring message:
“When you think about the situations that refugees face – wars, prosecution… these are all man-made disasters. Unfortunately, the number of 6 million refugees in the world is increasing, but since this is a man-made problem, there should be a solution. Each of you might be able to find it.”
The event was impactful for our Summer School students who had already begun to learn more about the world through their peers various perspectives and backgrounds. Thank you to Ms. Moriya for taking time to visit ISAK and for Ms. Urara Furukawa, who works for the UNHCR Myanmar office, for introducing us to Ms. Moriya via a comment on our Facebook page last October.