World in TOHOKU continues to invest in SEELS
2 January 2015
Tokyo, Japan

World in TOHOKU (WIT), formerly known as World in Asia (WiA), and its board announced on January 2, 2015 that they “decided to continue their investment to SEELS,” which Akira Foundation (AFJ) funded and has supported. WIT has supported local social entrepreneurs and innovators keen to tackle social and economic challenges in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake and resulting tsunami that occurred on March 11, 2011.

Social Enterprise English Language School, or ‘SEELS,’ was founded by Cesar V. Santoyo in May 2011 and, since then, has been supported by Akira Foundation, financially and non-financially. SEELS creates job opportunities for more than 6,000 Filipino living in Tohoku, the northeastern part of Japan, by educating and training them to become English teachers. It provides English and international early childhood education services at an affordable price, which may fit well in the severe financial hardship condition of the families who fall under the middle income bracket, as well as in need of global-minded human resources.