“The Akira Foundation gives the biggest boost in the movement to uplift lives and transform the image of Filipino migrant women in Japan.”
28 February 2012
Cesar V. Santoyo | Philippines

“Partnering with the Center for Japanese-Filipino Families (CJFF), Akira Foundation provided expert advice and financial support in the seed and start-up phase of the Social Enterprise English Language School (SEELS). Today, SEELS accommodates Filipino migrant women in Japan for training and employment as part-time or full-time English language teachers for neighborhood tutorials at its own classroom SEELS has established. English schooling of SEELS is expected to spread into public elementary and high schools in Japan, whenever SEELS gets bids from local Boards of Education.”

Cesar V. Santoyo is Representative Director at SEELS, Co., Ltd and Executive Director of the Center for Japanese-Filipino Families (CJFF).

Mr. Santoyo was awarded 2012 Gawad Geny Lopez Global Bayaning Pilipino Awards in the Philippines and selected for the 1st Michinoku Entrepreneurship program in July.