About ALECE

Alece Takaoka provides learning and information support to linguistically and culturally diverse youth (CLD youth) with the goal of helping them achieve self-fulfillment through higher education and other means and become a bridge between Japan and their countries of origin, as well as an active member of their local communities. In order to revitalize local communities, which are facing issues such as aging, declining population, and economic stagnation, it is essential to realize a multicultural society that accepts diverse values, cultures, and customs, and that changes and develops together with them. Alece Takaoka aims to create local communities based on the education of CLD youth.

-The origin of the name “ALECE"-

Name of the organization before incorporation: 
"Association for support Language and Academic Achievement of Foreign Children"

↓ Portuguese
The name "ALECE" is an acronym for 

A ssociação de Apoio L inguístico e E ducacional para C rianças E strange iras

-Activity content-

In 2010, we started a learning support class for CLD youth aiming for higher education, and since then we have gradually expanded the scope of our activities to include three pillars: learning support, education-related information support, and citizenship education projects.

・ Holding Presential / online learning support classes (twice a week)

・ Producing multilingual subject study videos

・Creation of materials on high school admission and holding information sessions

・ Creation of multilingual materials on child-rearing, education, and career design (commissioned by Toyama Prefectural International Affairs Division)

・ Holding information sessions on entering high school (in collaboration with other organizations)

・ Holding "Citizenship" education classes (monthly seminars and workshops)

・ Holding SDGs Forum (every other year)

・ Holding film festivals (every other year) etc.

 

Learning support project

Holding Presential learning support classroom


Every Tuesday from 17:00 to 19:00, Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30, 13:00 to 15:00 ​​

Mainly for junior and senior high school students

Currently, 16 CLD adolescents with a repertoire of Portuguese and English are studying.

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Online learning support classroom

Every Wednesday from 17:00 to 19:00, every Saturday from 15:30 to 17:30

​​ Online learning support using ZOOM

Mainly for elementary school to high school (6 to 18 years old)

Currently, 10 CLD youths with roots in Brazil, China, South Korea and the Philippines are participating.

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Multilingual learning video production project (from May 2017)

Collaboration with Takaoka Koryo High School (International Club)

Video 1 Japanese ver, Portuguese ver, Chinese ver, and English ver have been uploaded on YouTube

Video 1 "Positive and Negative Numbers" Playlist URL

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8xopZ3WDgFiPmNZU9v6m8ztwGqwkODVW

 

Education-related information support

​​ Information and support for foreign residents

・Prepare materials and hold information sessions at the high school entrance.
 (In FY20-21, a video was made available on a special page and on Youtube to prevent the spread of corona infection.)
  Special page →
https://www.alece.org/schooladmissionproject

・FY26-28 Toyama Prefectural International Affairs Division Entrusted with the

"Career Design Support Project for Children with Foreign Roots" project
Creation and distribution of multilingual materials on child-rearing, education, and career design

Multilingual information material page → https://www.alece.org/multilingualinfomation

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New model​​ Corona emergency support (end)

Holding counseling and seminars for Brazilians living in Japan

Seminar (Portuguese) 6 times in total Open on special page & Youtube

・ Special page (PDF material available)

https://www.alece.org/seminariocovid

・ Youtube playlist URL

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8xopZ3WDgFhD0cUfloYqsMZ4Vsu2ztMF

Seminar (Japanese) All 2 times on YouTube

・ About the problem of child development and education of foreign roots

  https://youtu.be/0kQ1dh5CVZc

・ Challenges faced by people with South American roots

  https://youtu.be/ny2o71hPOkg

 

Citizenship education project

Citizenship education program

Monthly Citizenship Education Workshops, Seminars, etc.

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-History of Alece-

April 2010

Formed Alece Takaoka 

May 2010

Learning support project started (-present)

May-February 2014

Toyama Prefecture International Division "Career Design Support Project for Children with Foreign Roots" Entrusted

November 2014

Received the Toyama International Grassroots Exchange Award

May-February 2015

Toyama Prefecture International Division "Career Design Support Project for Children with Foreign Roots" Entrusted

May-February 2016

Toyama Prefecture International Division "Career Design Support Project for Children with Foreign Roots" Entrusted

May 2017

Video production project started (-present)

April 2020

JCIE business start (-present)

September 2021

Acquired NPO corporate status

October 2021

Received the Takaoka City Council of Social Welfare Chairman's Award

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Aoki​ Yuka

​President Alece Takaoka