JICUF & VIP4C Research, Training and Learning Experience in Ivory Coast

VIP4C at Anador School in Abobo


Welcome to this volunteer experience organized by Dr. Arthur C. Wolf (Ph.D.) from the Vancouver Institute of Philosophy for Children (VIP4C) and The Thinking Playground in collaboration with Professor Mikiko Nishimura from ICU and the generous funding and support of JICUF. 

Arthur was awarded a grant from the Japanese International Christian University Foundation. The grant allowed (and continues to allow) Arthur to set up a philosophical program at the Contemporary Art Museum (MUCAT) and the Anador High School in Abobo, Ivory Coast. The Philosophy for Children (P4C) program concerns Critical, Creative and Cooperative Thinking Skills and Communal Dialogue. In addition, it allowed Arthur to create and teach an online introduction course on P4C, Art and Cultural Differences to Japanese students who then also visited Ivory Coast to participate in the newly set up programs.

  • Online workshops in Philosophy for Children, Art and Cultural Differences
  • 12-day visit to Côte d’Ivoire
  • Visits to the Contemporary Art Museum (MUCAT) and to the local school
  • Learning how to combine art with philosophical inquiry for children
  • Visit to the International School to experience a different educational environment
  • Education & Culture conference supported by the Japanese embassy at the Japan Corner at the University Félix Houphouet Boigny
  • Visit to the main office of UNICEF and the ‘Plastic Bricks’ school project
  • Learning about Ivorian history and colonial heritage tour in Grand Bassam
  • Enjoying local cuisine and atmosphere!
    Education, evaluation, bullying and harassment.
    Community of Philosophical Inquiry at Anador
    P4C at Anador in Abobo with Ivorian and Japanese students.