CWAJ College Women's Association of Japan


Volunteers for Visually Impaired (VVI)

Volunteers for the Visually Impaired (VVI) offers a variety of activities in English aimed at encouraging education, cross-cultural exchange and friendship with the visually impaired community. The activities are diverse: weekly English conversation class at Japan Vocational Development Center for the Blind (JVDCB) for VI adults seeking for job; English Conversation Gathering held three times a year as opportunity for the visually impaired people to enjoy cross cultural programs in English; Tsukuba Mock Interview Program, twice a year, for visually impaired high-school students to practice in preparation for Eiken English proficiency test; Editing News Letter containing various information and essays and distributed in Braille, large print and by e-mail three times a year.


English Conversation Gathering (ECG)
Title: ECG about Egypt
Date: November 18, Saturday
Time: 10:00-12:00 (TBC)
Venue: Iris Center, Shibuya

The third ECG, with a theme of Egypt, will be held in November. The details will be shared at the September luncheon by the Co-leaders. Nadia El Borai Yamamura will be the presenter.

Coordinators :Rujuta Paradkar and Junko Moritoh    

JVDCB (Japan Vocational Development Center for the Blind)

Joint Christmas Party for Tuesday and Thursday classes
Date: December 21, Thursday
Time: 13:00 to 15:00
Venue: JVDCB Hall B1 (Yotsuya)
Fee: Free
This will be a casual Christmas party organized by the students. All the JVDCB regular and assistant teachers are invited.

Volunteers are always welcome as assistant teachers on both Tuesday and Thursday afternoon (13:00 to 15:00).
Coordinator: Akiko Yamane

Tsukuba Eiken Mock Interview Program
Venue: Special Needs Education School for the Visually Impaired, University of Tsukuba, near Gokokuji Station (Yurakucho Line) 

Let's help visually impaired high school students prepare for the English proficiency test. Volunteers work in pairs to give mock interviews and advice. Materials will be prepared by the coordinator, therefore, no special experience is necessary. If you are looking for a rewarding program, this is it!

Coordinators: Kumiko Matsubara and Junko Takagaki

Spring 2017 Issue
Fall 2017 Issue
Coordinators: Yuka Watanabe and Michiko Motomura

VVI Committee always welcomes members who wish to volunteer for the benefit of the Visually Impaired people/community.
VVI is an important part of CWAJ’s community service. Please consider taking part in its activities throughout the year.
VVI has several leader positions that are looking for replacements. Please contact the Co-chairs for more information.
1 Co-chair position
VI contact
JVDCB coordinator
ECG coordinator, preferably a non-Japanese member
Recording secretary

Co-Chairs: Mitsuko Takahashi and Michiko Tsukagoshi