The Kumon Method
at Children's Homes
and Senior High Schools
Offering the joy of learning
and growth to as many people as possible
Available in Japan
In 1962, Kumon volunteered its services to a children's home in Osaka, beginning the implementation of the Kumon Method in places other than Kumon Centers. Now, Kumon is being used in over 80 children's homes and a number of senior high schools.
Staff members at children's homes work to educate children using the Kumon Method to develop a sense of independence. Senior high school teachers aim to find concrete solutions to their students' diverse academic problems using the Kumon Method. These efforts have yielded a tremendous number of positive results.
Hofu Kaihokuen Children's Home (Hofu City, Yamaguchi)
Photo: Kumon study at Hofu Kaihokuen
The road to independence becomes harder for the children of children's homes if they are not able to get in to senior high school due to a lack of academic ability, or if they drop out of school.
Wishing to help these children acquire the necessary academic skills and achieve their desired goals in life, Hofu Kaihokuen decided to implement the Kumon Math Program at their children's home.
Currently, approximately 30 elementary and junior high school students study Kumon at a fixed time after dinner, five days a week. All of the staff members collaborate to instruct these students.
Looking around the children's home, we see one student working hard to complete his worksheets, while another is arranging her completed worksheets nicely and then handing them in to her Kumon teacher using both hands. These are all signs of the sincere attitude of the children.
As a result of acquiring a positive attitude toward learning and good basic academic skills, children gain great confidence in themselves, saying such things as, “I'm number 1 in math!” Such confidence also has other positive effects on their daily lives. As a result, they are able to enter the senior high school of their choice.
Kumon Kokusai Gakuen Jr./Sr. High School (Yokohama City, Kanagawa)
The aim of Kumon Kokusai Gakuen is to develop individuals who can play active roles as leaders in various fields in global society. As one of their main educational programs, approximately 1,500 students are currently studying Kumon in the morning (first/second graders of junior high school only) as well as after school.
Through their learning, students obtain not just academic ability, but they also gain self-learning skills that will enable them to think for themselves and make their own decisions. Students retain this sense of self-reliance and thirst for learning throughout their lives. After graduation they go on to fill key positions in society.
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