Girl Power / ガールズパワー
What is leadership? I think this is a very difficult question. I've been thinking of this since I turned chu3. I'm working hard in my club and council in school, but I thought that if I know the best way of taking on the leadership I can work better. So, when I found the poster of 'GO! Girls' in the Language Centre I decided to join the program.
I had to write two essays. I typed them and tried to send them to the US Embassy but a big problem happened. Our computer broke down! I felt very concerned and panicked. I told this to my friend she told me 'don't worry! use my computer, I want to support you’. I'm filled with gratitude for her. A few weeks later I got a email from the US Embassy that I passed the selection. I was very happy to know that.
In the program we discussed various topics a lot and made a speech on what our group thought about it. It was so fresh for me to tell our opinions to the other group members. There were many kinds of girls in the program. One girl who lives in Oita prefecture was in 7th grade. I was hugely influenced by her . She was making a personal goal each time such as 'share more opinions than last time' or 'talk with the mentors'. I learned the importance of being active in work from her.
My best memory is thinking about what we ca learn from 'Let it go' and how different the English version is from the Japanese version. First, we talked about what 'it' means. I thought 'it' is about Elsa because she suffered because of her magical icy power. People who don't know about her power think that she is strange and try not to get mixed up with her. I thought Elsa wanted to let go of her power. But, another girl in my group said that 'it' is about the doubters and the people who day something negative to her. Through this I realised that being a good leader is about being myself.
I recommend this program because it developed my leadership skills and my way of thinking and I'm even more confident than before I joined 'GO! Girls'.