Ever since creating Ryukyufrogs in 2007, we have valued the system of offering our program free to any student as long as they reside in Okinawa, based on the policy of providing opportunities without discrimination.
We have continued to run the program mainly upon the funds from private companies and support from over 200 individuals through cloud funding. I genuinely appreciate your continued support.
Ryukyufrogs is not a program for bringing up entrepreneurs. It is a program with a purpose to bring up and send out hybrid innovator human resources having elements of both liberal arts and science with an entrepreneurial mind.
To realize this, we have carried out a PBL (Project Based Learning) in an "education style focused on raising awareness instead of teaching."We concentrate on making it a habit to always think and act on “what needs to be done” when faced by an obstacle instead of ceasing to think upon denying reasons.For example, if we come across a choice that may fail, we will respect the decision of the student and let him or her carry it out. Then, we will have the student learn from the failure and make a new challenge.This may seem to be a human resource training that takes a long way round. However, failures and learning can only be obtained from individuals making choices and taking challenges. This indeed enables individuals to live through their lives over a long term instead of seeking for temporary and short-term answers.
On the other hand, we are still lacking annual operating funds by millions of yen.Although we have utilized material support and goodwill of involved persons and made every effort to reduce expenses for annual training operation, advertisement to gather people and activity notices, events we hold, and wages of operation personnel, it may be difficult to continue the program if the present deficit continues any longer.
Just because entrepreneurship is studied, we do not believe starting a business is everything. We want you to find out your potential from among various choices including employment by a company, being a teacher or politician, or taking over your parent’s business.Whatever field you work in the future, we want you to keep on pursuing what you should be like instead of being swept away by existing rules and customs, and to play an active role as an innovator taking on what you think you should do as your own issue, and we hope you live your life enjoying taking on challenges.
"We wish to steadily keep on delivering the best education program to the children of Okinawa"
In order to realize this, we have established the "Ryukyufrogs Fund" in collaboration with Mirai Fund Okinawa and Umusun Lab. Inc. so that many persons can continue their support.
If you can sympathize with our thoughts and support our long-term activities, why not create the future together as a Ryukyufrogs Buddy?