My ideal career design
My aspiration is to foster social innovation and development by addressing the dual challenge of women's issues caused by disposable pads and the environmental impact they have. I am committed to creating a graceful and sustainable alternative, one that cherishes women's well-being and nurtures our planet.
I'm determined to understand the pressing issues concerning women and disposable pads' impact on the environment. To that end, I have been discussing with companies that have the same concern. I also conducted a seminar about menstrual cycle management and distributed reusable pads to an audience in Uganda as part of a community engagement project. Equipped with the knowledge gained through my eye-opening jourey in Social System Design and exploring identity and ecosystem design, I passionately seek the skills to create a beautiful and eco-friendly solution, promoting women's well-being and caring for our planet.
September 2023 contribution
I have been at Eikei University of Hiroshima for 10 months now. I grew up in a devoutly religious family in Senegal. It all started when my senior in high school studied in Japan and showed me pictures and other information about Japan, which sparked my interest. In my area, it was common for girls to get married in their teens, but I had a strong desire to learn, so I took a chance on an ASHINAGA Foundation scholarship and convinced my family to let me go to Japan.
I decided to apply to Eikei University of Hiroshima, among other universities, because of its SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)curriculum, which I was passionate about, and its small classes. I have been studying in a small-class environment up until high school, so I preferred smaller university classes to larger ones.
In Senegal, classes primarily focused on listening, but at Eikei University of Hiroshima, I found the interactive style of learning, where I could actively engage with professors and classmates, to be incredibly refreshing. I particularly enjoy the PBL (Project-Based Learning) classes. Currently, I am working with a group of three students from Vietnam and Singapore to address a challenge presented by the international organization UNITAR: "How can we promote UNITAR's activities to the people of Hiroshima?
Outside of the classroom, I serve as a Hiroshima study abroad ambassador at the Hiroshima International Center to promote Eikei University of Hiroshima. I mainly post on Instagram introducing the university, and last month I was chosen as the best poster. The rest of the time, I work part-time at a restaurant, watch movies, read books, and call my family.
I always strive to learn new things and constantly seek self-improvement. Coming from Senegal to Japan, I feel that I am continuously progressing. I have learned the value of never giving up.
July 2023 contribution