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Children launching straw rockets
Director Sumio Endo talking about the Earth and the Moon
As far as the principle of space education goes, the Space Education Center is already on board. It has been making great efforts to make space attractive to schools and children nationwide. To further promote this principle, I would like the center to host a conference on space education. There are many space-education projects already taking place today, but most of them are operating in isolation. We need to give everyone a chance to get together and talk about their own activities and compare notes.
By doing so, the Space Education Center would make itself better known in the education community. Since the center's opening five years ago, its visibility has surely grown, and the number of schools that introduce space education is growing. In reality, though, many people still do not know about its benefits, and its visibility at a national scale is questionable. I hope that the Space Education Center will play a key role in making these benefits known , even by word of mouth, but more importantly by providing training in space education to schoolteachers.
I'm always keen to encourage children to have dreams, to brighten their lives, and to have a bright outlook for the future. I would like to continue to play a role in helping make a world where children can have dreams. In that sense, I am very happy that I can communicate with children through space education. The mission of KU-MA is to encourage children to get a well-rounded education and have a broad outlook on the world. I would like to continue the operation of Space School, hoping that the activities of KU-MA will make great contributions towards a prosperous future.