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 […]

Ashinaga Student Series: Australia AAI students visit Japan

Over an eventful ten-day period, three Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) scholars were invited to visit Japan for the first time and learn about the impact of Ashinaga. All three students are majoring in science specific subjects at some of the top universities in Australia. Known for its emphasis on independent learning, Australian education has been […]

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 […]

The selection process for the 2018 Francophone AAI has now come to an end!

The recruitment of candidates for the 2018 cohort of Francophone students for the Ashinaga Africa Initiative has finished! Different teams made up of Ashinaga staff members visited the most Francophone African countries in order to meet and interview the candidates shortlisted for the final stage of the selection process. This was a great opportunity to […]

Professor Miriam Were: Enhancing the qualities of concentration & focus for success in scholarships and service

On the 14th and 15th of August, Ashinaga Uganda was honored to receive a visit from Professor Miriam Were, Chancellor of Moi University and member of the Kenjin-Tatsujin International Advisory Council. Professor Were is a world-renowned public health advocate and among her many achievements is her contributions to HIV/AIDs prevention in Kenya as the Chair of Kenya’s […]

Around the Campfire: a Sneak Peek of Ashinaga Tsudoi across Japan

Across multiple locations in Japan, Ashinaga brings high school students together at annual Tsudoi (summer camp) every August. Tsudoi is among the pillars of Ashinaga’s emotional support to students in Japan and has been running for over 40 years. For four days, scholars share their stories, talk about past challenges and find the motivation to […]