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On March 4, 2012, NPO Japan Youth Ecology League (Eco League) held an event in Tokyo to announce the release of their Conflict Minerals Educational Materials.
Since October 2011, Panasonic has been a supporter of the Eco League’s Student-Developed Educational Materials for Social Change project. This project is run by 15 university students from all over Japan whose goal is to learn about issues in the global society, particularly about conflict minerals *, and what they themselves can do to resolve them, and to raise awareness about these little-known issues in Japan among people of all generations through presentations at schools and other field activities.
At this event they talked about project activities, conflict minerals issues, and the digital educational materials that they developed for junior high schools.
There were about 60 people in attendance, including university students and other NGOs, and they were treated to a demonstration of the school presentations and heard an assessment from the principal of a junior high school that is cooperating in this project.
After presentations from guest speakers, the attendees broke down into three discussion groups, each covering a separate topic: U.N., businesses, and NGOs. Panasonic employees involved in initiatives for the non-use of conflict minerals joined the businesses discussion group and talked about Panasonic’s efforts in this area and exchanged viewpoints with other participants.
The Eco League plans to use these educational materials to deliver presentations at more junior high schools and to promote the use of these materials among a wide range of educators and NPOs as well.
* Minerals that are used to finance militant groups that perpetrate human rights abuses, damage the environment, bribe officials, and engage in other illegal activities in the Democratic Repuglic of the Congo and surrounding countries.
Eco League’s Student-Developed Educational Materials for Social Change Project
Event to introduce their educational materials
Delivery of presentations
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