While it may sound like an entirely different world to those working hard to raise families in the present day, it wasn't all that long ago that the surrounding people and places of the local community played a vital role in the upbringing of the neighborhood children and served as pillar of support to local parents and families. Education and learning were indispensable and inseparable roles of the local town and community - that's because it was inherent to the social nature of the community.
However somewhere along the line, concepts of "teaching" and "learning" changed. With "efficiency" becoming of foremost importance, the roles of teachers, students, and workers became fragmented and compartmentalized, and the roles of the community fractured along with it. "Teaching" became reserved for the classroom, as did "learning," and the focus of a great deal of formal education gradually evolved to serve as little more than a formula for students to deduce in order to pass exams and enter universities. Somewhere along the line, that local community dissipated, and the vital role that it played became lost along with it.
International TERAKOYA is our way of fusing community and learning in a way that serves as both an introduction, as well as a reintroduction, to a form of education for families seeking a more social, practical, mutually-supportive, and community-centric option, not just for the children, but for their families and those within the community as well. International Terakoya provides an environment where people of all ages and backgrounds can learn together, grow together, and support one another in ways that only a diverse and involved local community is able.
There is a lot that we can learn from one another. International TERAKOYA is here to show you how.