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Education and Support to Orphaned Students Worldwide

According to a UNICEF/UNAIDS report, Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest proportion of orphaned children anywhere in the world, with over one in 10 youths having lost one or both of their parents. Without adequate support, these children are far less likely to finish school, and are more vulnerable to the challenges and dangers in their societies.

 

The highest economic returns to higher education in the world occur in sub-Saharan Africa—about 21 percent. A one-year increase in average tertiary education levels in sub-Saharan Africa is would lead to a 12 percent increase in GDP.*4

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Ashinaga’s Accomplishments to Date

“The pen alone has the power to overcome adversity and unite the world in prosperity” – Yoshiomi Tamai, Ashinaga Founder and President

 

For nearly half a century, the Ashinaga Movement has striven to support orphaned students through education and engender yasashisa (優しさ), or compassion, across Japan. With the generous support of people here, Ashinaga has been able to help almost 110,000 orphaned students continue their education. In addition to Japan, Ashinaga has now expanded internationally to support orphans from 46 sub-Saharan African Countries

Source

*1 Japanese Education at a Glance 2019 (OECD)

*2 The World University Rankings 2019 (Times Higher Education)

*3 Challenges and Prospects for Africa’s Higher Education 2017 (Global Partnership for Education)

*4 Higher Education Institutions in the US 2017 (Statista)

*5 State of Education in Africa 2015 (The Africa America Institute)

Student Destinations

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AMERICAS

Brazil

Canada

USA

EUROPE

Belgium

Czech Republic

France

Germany

Ireland

Italy

Netherlands

Portugal

UK

AFRICA

Senegal

Tanzania

Uganda

ASIA

Australia

China

Indonesia

Japan

Philippines

Taiwan

Turkey

Vietnam

Student Nationalities

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NORTH AMERICA

Haiti

ASIA-PACIFIC

Indonesia

Japan

Vietnam

AFRICA

West Africa

Benin

Burkina Faso

Cape Verde

Côte d’Ivoire

Gabon

Ghana

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Liberia

Mali

Mauritania

Niger

Nigeria

Senegal

Sierra Leone

The Gambia

Togo

Central Africa

Angola

Cameroon

Democratic

Republic of the Congo

Central African Republic

Chad

Republic of the Congo

Eastern Africa

Burundi

Comoros

Djibouti

Ethiopia

Kenya

Madagascar

Malawi

Mauritius

Mozambique

Rwanda

Somalia

South Sudan

Tanzania

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Southern Africa

Botswana

Lesotho

Namibia

South Africa

Swaziland

Japanese Activities

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STREET FUNDRAISING
LOCATION

Conducted in spring and
autumn every year in
over 200 locations across Japan

OFFICES AND FACILITIES

Tokyo

Ashinaga Head Office

Hyogo

Kobe Rainbow House

Miyagi

Sendai Rainbow House

Ishinomaki Rainbow House

Iwate

Rikuzentakata Rainbow House

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
SUMMER CAMP LOCATIONS

Hokkaido

Iwate

Gunma

Shizuoka

Gifu

Kumamoto

Hyogo

Ehime

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