Tuesday, October 5, 2010
On Friday afternoon, CGO bade farewell to the 2010 JWLI Fellows. The Closing Luncheon at Petit Robert was attended by the Fellows, CGO staff, the Executive Director of the Fish Family Foundation, and the chief executives of the host organizations: Web of Benefit, Ellis Memorial, and ATASK. Following the Closing Luncheon, the Fellows honored the CGO staff by performing a Japanese tea ceremony at Simmons College.
CGO wishes the Fellows the best of luck as they return to Japan, strengthened by their experiences and education in Boston. With Action Plans for Japan ranging from counseling women with mental health problems to promoting career education and workforce development for female university students to starting a social business to empower women in developing countries to rehabilitating people with criminal backgrounds, the Fellows have indeed begun the development of their own visions and inner strength needed to take the initiatives and risks to make their visions come true.