The team, called "Plunger", aims to solve gender issues in relation to public toilets and was chosen to be included in the "100BANCH GARAGE Program". With the ward-chief of Shibuya as a mentor, they plan to make gender-free toilets a reality and also promote awareness of the importance of sustainable development goals.
One of the students was selected as a high school student representative from Japan for the public-private collaboration project "Tobitate! Study Abroad JAPAN" developed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Last year, she received a full scholarship and studied abroad in the United States researching gender issues concerning public toilets. That experience has proven to be invaluable with this project.
"100BANCH" is a program that aims to support "100 projects to create the next 100 years" The program is sponsored and assisted by the Panasonic and Loftwork companies.
The official website(Japanese/English) can be found here.
2018 Kumon Kokusai Gakuen.