Tag: Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET)

Posted on: July 31, 2014 Posted by: Manin Oem Comments: 0

JETs fundraise for PEPY with a 70km bike ride

In May this year, 52 enthusiastic members from Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET), from 16 prefectures took part in the Block 9 Shimanami Kaido Charity Cycle for PEPY. The ride took place over 2 days and the group cycled about 70km over 6 islands. Daniela Papi, founder of PEPY was a JET …

Posted on: May 30, 2010 Posted by: Manin Oem Comments: 0

JETs on Jitenshas – the PEPY Ride Japan

compiled by Laura Graham This Spring saw the biggest PEPY Ride Japan yet, with 10 prefectures taking part in bike rides all over Japan. Hyogo, Hokkaido, Shizuoka, Tottori, Nagasaki, Aichi, Okayama, Hiroshima, Ehime, and Yamagata have all entered teams for this year’s event, raising a massive 500,000yen (around $5000) for …

Posted on: June 29, 2009 Posted by: Manin Oem Comments: 0

PEPY Ride in Japan

On a cold and rainy morning in southern Japan, 20 bleary eyed JETs dragged themselves out to Ehime Prefecture’s northernmost point and looked out over the swirling sea and stormy skies. “We’re going to cycle 140km…in THIS?!” As if the rain wasn’t enough for us to worry about, we looked …

Posted on: June 15, 2009 Posted by: Manin Oem Comments: 0

PEPY “NGO project” in Japanese classrooms

We just got a report sent to us from Japan about a high school that did research projects on PEPY… how cool!  A big “thank you” goes out to Jennie Roloff for teaching about NGO work in her class and for including PEPY in her project.  Jennie is a JET …

Posted on: March 13, 2009 Posted by: Kaia Smith Comments: 0

Reflections from Aileen Cameron, Golden Week Trip May 2008

Over a year has passed since I first thought “Hhmm…..this PEPY organization sounds interesting, I wonder what they do.” Nearly a year has passed since my first trip to Cambodia with PEPY. And there’s only a little over a month left until my next one, and I can’t wait! 

Although I had heard of PEPY before, and even sponsored a friend who was taking part in a PEPY trip, it took me about a year of living here in Japan, before I actually started to find out what PEPY was all about. Even just from the general feeling I got for the organization from what I read on the website, I knew PEPY was something I wanted to be involved in. As an English teaching assistant with aspirations to be a teacher in the future, the importance that PEPY places in education and the genuine consideration it gives to the welfare of its students was eye opening and encouraging. The organization seemed young, fun, self critical, ever improving, accessible, and above all, inspirational. And so I signed up for my first trip with PEPY in Golden Week 2008. 

After a great week spent in Northern Cambodia visiting schools and students, and learning about PEPY I’ve gone on to spend an awesome 8 months (so far) as president of the AJET PEPY Special Interest Group promoting PEPY amongst the foreign community here in Japan. This opportunity gave me the chance to continue working with PEPY’s tireless and passionately determined staff. And the more I have worked with, read about, heard, seen and experienced with PEPY, the more I feel certain that my initial assessment of the organisation was accurate. And so I decided to mark my one year anniversary as a PEPY enthusiast by returning to Cambodia this year in Golden Week too!

Aileen Cameron