Our activities were born from an idea cultivated through years of field experience by CEO Goro Mutsuura. Mutsuura worked for many years in international organizations and often traveled to Latin America for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals, and had the opportunity to meet many talented young people there. However, Mutsuura learned that it is difficult for them to develop their careers due to various economic factors, and began to think about what he could do to develop human resources that can contribute to society internationally. On the other hand, the shortage of human resources in Japan due to the declining birthrate and aging population is a serious problem, and the discovery of highly skilled human resources is indispensable for regional revitalization. Against this background, he started activities in which young people create a better society through international exchange in collaboration with universities and NGOs in Japan and Latin America. Before long, he assembled members who resonated with that idea and that is how GOROM Association was born.
The first is called SEED, an international exchange program for young people with the theme of social entrepreneurship that solves social issues through business. Latin American and Japanese university students study together online and propose novel solutions to social issues through their research and research presentations. As a highlight of the program, participating students will be invited to Japan as a study tour, in which they will actually meet and interact with local leaders and producers while proposing social businesses that contribute to the development of the local economy.
The second is called the YES Program, an international exchange through music and sports. Music and sports have an effect of strengthening human ties and increasing happiness, thus the program was started with the aim of giving wellness to the underprivileged who face poverty and disparity, as well as those who feel isolated in society. YES collaborates with experts and organizations in Japan and Latin America and plays a role in giving confidence to people and energizing society through various events and collaborations.
The SEED program offers programs on social entrepreneurship, including business development, cross-cultural communication, and SDGs, and the curriculum consists of online classes and study tours. Through the program, participating students propose business plans specific to social entrepreneurship.
By conducting international exchange through sports and music, we nurture the bonds between young people overcoming the disparity between rich and poor, and contribute to their growth. We provide opportunities for them to expand their global values and bring out their own potential. By engaging in activities that foster these bonds between people, we will create opportunities for them to become aware and confident that they themselves can do it.
We provide opportunities for them to expand their global values and bring out their own potential. By engaging in activities that foster these bonds between people, we will create opportunities for them to become aware and confident that they themselves can do it.