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Ashinaga Senegal: News from the Annual Ceremony

Celebrating another successful year with students and partners On April 30th, Ashinaga Senegal hosted its 4th Annual Ceremony that marked the end of the Study Camp in Dakar and the beginning of the first ever Preparation Camp hosted in Senegal for students, who are going to study in France. It was also the occasion to […]

Working with Japan’s Undouka: insights from past interns

For the very first time in 2018, Ashinaga interns joined the Undouka (Student Activities) Division. Their role included supporting our activities and events in Japan as well as fostering a more global outlook amongst our Ashinaga Japanese Scholars. We asked three interns who helped organise bokin in the autumn of 2018 to share their experiences. […]

Interview with Biniyam, AAI Scholar from Ethiopia

  Biniyam, from Ethiopia, studies at the University of Bristol, as part of the Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI). Every week, when he is not working towards his degree in Electrical Engineering, he hosts The Hello D African Music Show on student radio. We had the pleasure to interview him last month. Read our conversation below. […]

Ashinaga Senegal Local Programme Scholars support a Primary School

As part of a community engagement project, Ashinaga Senegal local programme Scholars succeeded in helping a primary school which had experienced 4 years without a direct water supply. As well as reconnecting the water supply, the Scholars engaged the primary school students in promoting a healthy school environment. Ashinaga Senegal was established to support the […]

Dr. Naya Mondo: “Connected Possibilities” – Making It Work

On the 26th of February, we were delighted to invite Dr. Naya Mondo, one of the newest members of our Kenjin-Tatsujin International Advisory Council to the 2019 AAI International Tsudoi in Japan. Dr. Mondo, who lives between her natal home of Kenya and the USA, generously donated her time and energy to travel to Tokyo […]

Ashinaga France Scholars joined the International Tsudoi in France

  “During the last year, I had a lot of difficulties (…), but thanks to the tsudoi, I could find the motivation to start in a good track again thanks to all the advices I received” At the beginning of 2019, Ashinaga France organised two tsudoi: one for the 24 francophone Scholars currently in France, and one for the 5 anglophone Scholars studying in Continental Europe.  The two events started with a welcome […]

Ashinaga staff visits Ashinaga Africa Initiative Scholars currently studying in Australia

In November 2018, Lacey Jacoby, a member of Ashinaga’s Student Relations Team, visited the three Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) Scholars studying in Australia. Ashinaga’s Japan office oversees the progress and wellbeing of Scholars in both Japan and Australia. While there, the three Scholars, Abel, Lusako, and Prudencio, shared their university campuses, as well as the […]

Prof. Flemming Besenbacher Joins the Kenjin-Tatsujin International Advisory Council

Ashinaga is pleased to announce that Prof. Flemming Besenbacher has joined the Kenjin – Tatsujin International Advisory Council, a supporting body of the Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI). Prof. Besenbacher is Chairman of the Carlsberg Group, the Carlsberg Foundation, and the Tuborg Foundation and is an international leading scientist within the field of nanoscience. He has […]

Ashinaga Sénégal Study Camp Opening Ceremony held in Dakar

On November 9th, Ashinaga Sénégal organized the opening ceremony for their activities for the 2018/19 academic year, principally the Ashinaga Africa Initiative Study Camp and the Taxawu Jàng University. More than 65 people, including staff, interns and students from Ashinaga Senegal, as well as various guests, participated in the ceremony. The ceremony started with greetings […]

Standard Chartered Bank donates 60 second-hand computers to Uganda Kokoro-Juku

On September 4th, a ceremony for the donation of computers was held at the Japanese branch of Standard Chartered Bank in Tameike-Sanno in Tokyo. 60 computers that had been used for two years by the bank were offered to Ashinaga Uganda after being completely wiped, the operating system reinstalled until ready for use again. It […]