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Visit to Asian Rural Institute

September 11, 2017

Below is Bunmi with Kathy at the Hikari no cafe at Tochigi managed by special needs staff in a rural location.

I also met with JB Hoover – the Executive Director of the American Friends of ARI based in the US. He works closely with the Board of Trustees and ARI staff to fundraise, connect with ARI graduates, potential donors and sending bodies. Below he sits with Oscar, an ARI 2006 graduate invited to serve as a Training Assistant for one year (2017). Oscars hails from Cameroon and highly recommended the ARI programme for African. He has a thriving piggery farm in addition to vegetables and other crops all organically farmed in North West Cameroon.

On Sunday, after the church service at the United Church of Japan; II was invited to the cultural centre and met with few senior citizens helping at the English language centre. Many of them had either lived in England or Africa and were of great help to ARI students and spouses learning Japanese or English. It was good to partake in the festive occasion where cultural dances were performed.

Thank you.

Bunmi Olayisade
Africa Partnership Coordinator

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