OSAKA — Alpha Corp., a company that dispatches baby sitters and runs nurseries in major hotels, will establish a school in Yokohama aimed at establishing the enterprise spirit in kindergarten and elementary school students, the Kyoto-based company said. Officials of the firm said classes at the new school will be offered once a week for 90 minutes starting in April at Mosaic Mall Kohoku, a shopping mall to be opened in Yokohama. The company plans to invite leading businesspeople and professional sports play ers to give lectures at the school. It will also offer a course in which students will try drawing up a plan to participate in a flea market and actually sell goods in a nearby flea market. However, the firm does not intend to turn children into entrepreneurs. The officials said that it aims to foster the pursuit of dreams. “We plan to provide classes to nurture children’s creativity so they can think for themselves and act based on their decisions,” said Hidetaka Matsumura, an official of the company in charge of the project. Models for such people with enterprise spirit are Thomas Edison and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, who became a world-renowned entertainer, according to the company. The school will accept up to 15 children between their second year in kindergarten and fourth year at elementary school for each class. The school also aims to develop children’s communication skills by making them give class presentations. For inquiries, call (075) 212-7555.
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