Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Peace Boat- What? Where? When? Who?

What? 何なのか?

Peace Boat is a NGO and an NGO that "works to promote peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development and respect for the environment". It is a Japan-based organization, and one of the ways in which they work for their purpose is through the Global Voyages. It is on the 74th Global Voyage that I joined as an English Teacher.


Peace Boat in Singapore シンガポールでのピースボート

Who? 誰? 

So for the 74th Voyage, who was in it? で、74回クルーズは誰で成り立っていたのか?

The Peace Boat staff was a team of Peace Boat Office staff and volunteer staff that worked for the various aspects needed to make a successful voyage- people in charge of the onboard newspaper, onboard events, GET (Global English Training), Montessori Children's House, onboard musical, onboard TV... and the list goes on and on.


Peace Boat Staff ピースボートスタッフのみんな

There was also a Kokusai Bu (literally means International Section)- which was made up of GET English and Spanish language teachers, CCs (Communication Coordinators- they interpreted and translated lectures and newspapers from English to Japanese and Japanese to English), and the Web Reporter (taking photos and writing about what happens in ports and onboard).

KSB Team @ St. Petersburg, Russia

It was a team made up of wonderful, talented people. Everyone was so busy throughout, that I couldn't talk to many of them as much as I would have liked to.

And of course Participants! from 1.5 years old to 89 years olds, age wasn't the only factor that show diversity of the passengers on the boat. They were from all over Japan with various experiences and backgrounds- I have met many friends across generations :)

All of the staff on our last day, before arriving in Yokohama

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