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Don Quixote is a child welfare volunteer group that works with elementary schools near the university and orphanages and is focused on three core activities.
The first is to provide learning support at orphanages and maternal and child living support facilities.
The second is to provide support at children’s centers to first grade students who have just started school and have not yet built friendships with other children. Helping the children get to know each other makes it easier for them to visit the children’s center and makes it a place where they can feel comfortable.
The third involves activities for elementary students on school grounds such as a relay races. University students serve as play partners for elementary school students, which helps the children develop flexibility in terms of expanding their range of play and coming up with new activities and increases their enjoyment of play.
Members expect to resume picture book reading in future, which is on hold due to current pandemic.
The group’s activities are all linked to achievement of SDG 4, quality education. For learning support in particular, the group contributes to helping reduce gaps in learning levels by providing extra help where needed—for example, providing homework support tailored to the needs of individual children.