2019.11.4 Courtesy Call to Suzumemiya Junior High School in Tochigi Prefecture

Courtesy Call to Suzumemiya Junior High School in Tochigi Prefecture.


April 11, 2019: It was a pleasure for H.E. Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat to visit the Suzumemiya Junior High School in Tochigi Prefecture, under the hosting of Mr. Kazuo Aoki, in order to meet Miss Diba Maram, an Afghan National visiting the area and experiencing a day at a Japanese Junior High School, and her translation companion Ms. Sajia Yarmal, under Mr. Aoki’s NGO.

Miss Diba Maram has traumatically induced hearing loss and is in Japan to have her hearing aids fitted and adjusted under the auspices of Mr. Aoki’s NGO. While in the country she is being offered the opportunity to see what daily life is like for children her age here in Japan. She was offered the chance to attend Suzumemiya Junior High School thanks to the kindness of the Utsunomiya Board of Education.
H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat had the opportunity to meet with Miss Maram on her visit to the school and share in the Japanese school children’s lunch with her. Hon. Mr. Hiroshi Ogawa, Principle of Suzumemiya Junior High School, Mr. Shigeo Kobori, Education leader of the Utsunomiya Board of Education, and Mr. Fumio Handa, Subsection Chief of the Utsunomiya Education Center's Consultation Department extended a very warm welcome to H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat and thanked him for visiting their school. In return, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat thanked them for not only hosting the event but also for taking great care of the two ladies on their visit to the area. Prior to lunch, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat Presented a certificate of appreciation to the Utsunomiya Board of Education and the Suzumemiya Junior High School, on behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to thank them for building cultural bridges and enhancing human capacity building and understanding by allowing Miss Maram the opportunity to experience what studies are like in Japan.
All of the activities surrounding the visit of H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat to the school to meet with Miss Maram were extensively covered by television and newspapers for interview by the Sankei Shimbun, Asahi Shimbun, Tochigi Television, Tochigi Yomiuri Shimbun, and the Shimotsuke Shimbun.

If you'd like to watch the Tochigi Television report of the visit in Japanese, please visit this website TochiTere?
It's in Japanese.

Read the Sankei News article at this website アフガニスタン少女体験入学の宇都宮の中学に駐日大使から感謝状?
It's in Japanese.

Read the Shimotsuke Original Online News article at this website 聴覚障害があるアフガン人のマラームさん(14) 雀宮中(宇都宮)に体験入学?
It's in Japanese.

Origional Page (On The Embassy of Afghanistan-Tokyo web page)

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