The 41st Commencement Service

The 41st Commencement Service of the Asian Rural Institute was held on December 12 (Sat). This year, 31 participants from 16 countries graduated from the ARI training program. About 85 guests came to attend the ceremony. We are deeply thankful for the many visitors from far and near as well as the volunteers from Japan and overseas. Without their cooperation it would not have been possible to complete the Rural Leaders Training safely. After beginning the ceremony with an opening hymn and a prayer from Rev. Ban, the program proceeded with an address from director Rev. Otsu, a prayer of thanksgiving by Rev. Appau and the report of the training … Read more…

Urgent return of one training participant

We are sad to announce that one of our 2012 participants, Rev. Wilson Dicag Ignacio had to urgently return to his home country in the Philippines on September 9, due to the critical health condition of his wife. Her condition deteriorated dramatically due to diabetes. It is not yet clear whether Rev. Ignacio will be able to return to Japan continue his training or not. Our prayers are with his family.