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 […]

Ashinaga Receives Prestigious Gold Standard Internship Host Award from Oxford University

We are delighted to announce that Ashinaga has received the Gold Standard Internship Host Award from the University of Oxford. This award recognises internships deemed to be of high quality by Oxford, a university in the UK consistently ranked as the world’s top university. We are honoured that the Ashinaga Internship Program has consistently received outstanding feedback from former interns. Ashinaga has hosted a number of talented students from Oxford; in fact, the Ashinaga Internship Program originally began […]

Volunteering with JICA in Africa: insights from Natsumi and Kanna’s experiences

On the 4th of June, two Japanese students who interned at JICA, the Japan International Cooperation Agency, came to the Ashinaga Headquarters in Tokyo to give a presentation on their experiences abroad. This work opportunity gave them a chance to apply their skills concretely and to further their understanding of international cooperation as a career. […]

TICAD 7: 2019 Innovation Award

On the occasion of the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), Ashinaga is holding 2019 Innovation Award at Waseda University. We are looking for innovative business ideas within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be presented in front of a prestigious jury of leading entrepreneurs. This competition is open to […]

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 […]