JICUF & TTP Training and Volunteer Program in Education in Ivory Coast


Welcome to this volunteer experience organized by 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. 

After going through all the wonderful applications and doing interviews we finally selected five ICU students who will join Arthur in Côte d’Ivoire. This experience includes online workshops in P4C and working in a developing context.
The funding covers most parts of the trip, including tickets, accommodation and various travel arrangements. In Côte d’Ivoire, students will be accompanied by a translator (Japanese), a guide and a driver. There are two ICU alumni in Côte d’Ivoire assisting the students at different times. Besides Arthur Wolf, ICU alumnus Anna Shimpo, who works with JICA, will also assist.

Learning experiences

  • online workshops in philosophy for children organized by VIP4C with lectures by the educational director Arthur C. Wolf (Ph.D.) and the director Susan Gardner (Ph.D.).
  • 12-day visit to Côte d’Ivoire
  • visit to local school, museum and meeting local teachers and artists (both English and French spoken).