Launch of a tool to diagnose issues faced by young people with immigrant background on LINE
Non-profit organization glolab has developed “LINE Diagnosis“, a tool to diagnose the presence or absence of issues faced by young people with immigrant background on LINE, and released it as a beta version today.
■ What is LINE Diagnosis?
By simply entering the school you attended in the past, your status of residence, etc., on LINE, you can have an automatic diagnosis of whether or not you can find a job or work part-time, and what conditions you need to meet in order to get a job or go on to higher education.
■ Usage scenarios
・Want to know what I need to know in order to enter a Japanese high school, vocational school, or university
・Want to know if I can get a part-time job with my current status of residence
・Want to know if I can get a job after graduating from high school with my current status of residence
・Want to know if I can get a scholarship at a university or vocational school with my current status of residence
・Available in 5 languages
・By simply checking 10 items, the presence or absence of issues and the measures to be taken will be displayed
・After the diagnosis, you can directly consult with glolab on LINE about any questions you may have
■ Languages supported
For more information, please visit the following link.
■ Background of the Development
Young people with foreign roots face unique challenges, such as changes in eligibility for high school and university entrance exams, scholarships, part-time jobs, and employment after high school, depending on the school they attended and their status of residence.
On the other hand, in a survey conducted by glolab on the issues faced by young people with immigrant background, the following points were pointed out by high school teachers, NPOs and other supporters.
・They are not aware of the problems that students are facing.
・Teachers do not have enough time to interact with students, and it is difficult to get detailed information from students.
・Insufficient communication with families to understand the situation.
・Communication with parents is time-consuming and verbally demanding.
Therefore, we have planned and developed the “LINE Diagnosis” program, believing that it is important to protect the privacy of the students, discover the issues they may face in the future, and provide them with individual support tailored to their circumstances.
We hope that young people with immigrant background, will be able to obtain information on issues that may occur to them and how to solve them, and that they will be able to proactively work on solving these issues and consult with us without worrying.
The planning and development of this project was supervised by a group of volunteers, including immigrant background coordinators who have had experiences of not being able to consult with those around them in areas where foreign residents are scattered, lawyers who are familiar with the residence status system, social workers who are familiar with immigration practices, and high school teachers in charge of career guidance who are familiar with the university entrance examination system.