Ashinaga Africa Initiative
Ashinaga is a Japan-based non-profit organization, which provides educational and emotional support to orphaned students. The organization has supported over 100,000 orphans in the last 54 years, and many of its graduates are actively contributing to society in a variety of fields across the world. Ashinaga supports orphaned students, as well as children with a parent suffering from a physical or mental disability that prevents them from working. Our support is divided into three main fields: enabling access to education, providing emotional support, and empowering our students. These fields apply to all of our activities in Japan and Sub-Saharan Africa, including the Ashinaga Africa Initiative.
Who Can Apply
Be an orphan, having lost one or both parents
Be 23 or younger, having been born after October 1, 1995
Have graduated high school within the past two years
Be committed to returning to Sub-Saharan Africa once they have finished their studies abroad
School leavers (Year 12)
Which Countries can Apply?
Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
25 January 2019
1-6-8 Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8639, Japan