Emotional Support in Focus: a Visit From the Dougy Center

On February 1, 2020, we were lucky to have Joan Schweizer Hoff from the Dougy Center visit the Tokyo Kokoro-Juku Facilities to speak about dealing with the grief of children who have lost a parent. Joan is the Coordinator of Special Projects and Training, at The Dougy Center: National Center for Grieving in Portland, Oregon. […]

An International Tsudoi in the United Kingdom

Ashinaga UK recently held its 4th International Tsudoi with the highest ever number of attendees – including 24 Scholars and four external experts. Scholars travelled from across England and Scotland to meet in King’s College London over three full days of leadership-cultivating activities, workshops, and presentations. The Ashinaga African Initiative’s (AAI) UK programme has been […]

Sakiinah’s Abstract Published in the BMJ Peer-reviewed Journal

Sakiinah is a 4th year medical student at the University of Manchester. She was born in Mauritius and moved to the UK in 2016 to pursue higher education after enrolling in the Ashinaga Africa Initiative. We would like to congratulate Sakiinah for having an abstract published in the British Medical Journal based on her third-year […]

Professor Were: Why African Young Women Must Excel as Ashinaga Scholars

As part of the I Can She Can campaign, to raise awareness on female leadership, Professor Miriam K. Were wrote a short message titled “Why African Young Women Must Excel as Ashinaga Scholars.” We are honoured to have Professor Miriam K. Were, a Kenyan public health advocate, Medical Doctor, Professor of Public Health, and recipient of the […]

Ashinaga USA, the North American hub of the Ashinaga Africa Initiative

Ashinaga USA is very proud to have been a part of pioneering the Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) in the world, by not only receiving the first three students from sub-Saharan Africa supported by Ashinaga to study at universities outside of Japan, but also achieving full scholarships for them. These three students have since gone on […]

AAI Scholars attended the Women In Africa (WIA) Summit in Marrakech

Ashinaga was honoured to have a delegation of Ashinaga staff and AAI Scholars attending the third annual WIA Summit in Marrakech, Morocco. Women In Africa (WIA) is an international platform dedicated to the economic development and support of leading and high potential African women that started in 2017. The summit aims to connect, equip, empower and […]

AAI Scholar Wins 2019 Innovation Award at Waseda University

On Monday, August 26, Ashinaga co-hosted the TICAD 7 Innovation Award, alongside Association of African Economy and Development (AFRECO) held at Waseda University. Four experts on business in Africa judged six student pitches, ultimately choosing two winners, Ashinaga Scholar, Emmanuel Maseruka and student at Yokohama City University, Yuki Yasumiba. The grand prize included a round […]

2019 Angolan AAI Scholar Reflects on Journey towards Brazil

Since his early teenage years in the suburbs of Luanda, Angola, Mauricio Kessongo has been listening to hip-hop, writing lyrics and rapping, using it as an outlet for self-expression and storytelling. Following the sudden loss of his father at age 13 and the hardship his family endured in the following years, making music was an […]

An International Tsudoi in San Paulo

The 3rd International Tsudoi for AAI Scholars in Brazil took place from 10th – 12th July in São Paulo. 11 students from Angola, Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde and Mozambique attended the tsudoi, which was the largest event yet held in Brazil. At International Tsudoi, Ashinaga staff and Scholars, along with special guest speakers, work together to […]

Writing to Ashinaga San – Ashinaga Senegal students thanking donors for providing computers

In the last decade, technology has radically changed the world we live in. Computer skills have become fundamental to students to complete their studies and employers have been demanding computer literacy as a minimum requirement. At Ashinaga we are aware of the benefits that technology can have in modern education. Because of this reason, thanks […]