Saturday, November 17, 2018

The Ashinaga Africa Initiative for 2019 Leadership Program

Ashinaga is a non-profit organization headquartered in Tokyo, Japan that provides educational funding and psychological support to children who have lost one or both guardians, as well as to those whose guardians suffer from serious disabilities. Since its founding in 1993, the organization has raised an estimated $1 billion and has helped over 95,000 students complete high school and/or attend university. Ashinaga also provides residential facilities, psychological support, day programs and camps for both younger children and Ashinaga student loan recipients.
Ashinaga operates two complementary systems for fundraising. The first system consists of street fundraising campaigns held each spring and fall across Japan, organized by college students receiving Ashinaga student loans. These fundraising activities are staged at over 200 train stations and other sites around Japan. When these campaigns began in 1970, donations were solely for children who had lost parents in traffic accidents. Over the years, support was extended to children who had lost parents due to other kind of accidents, illness, suicide, and natural disasters. From Ashinaga’s first campaign, more than $80 million was raised by street fundraising.


  • Have lost one or both parents;
  • Have completed 12 years of education (primary and secondary school) within the last two years;
  • Were born after 1st October, 1996;
  • Have an outstanding academic performance at high school and were amongst the top students in their class;
  • Be willing to return home, or to Sub-Saharan Africa, and contribute to society in Sub-Saharan Africa after graduating from university;

Required Documents:
  • Completed application form
  • Working email address and telephone number
  • Document proving the death of one or both parents, such as a death certificate
  • Proof of age, such as a birth certificate, national ID or passport
  • Secondary school/high school graduation certificate
  • Results from final national exams
  • Academic report cards from the last two years of high school/secondary school
  • Passport-style photo of yourself

  • Full tuition fees 
  • Living costs abroad 
  • Academic preparation University Orientation 
  • Wide network of Alumni Opportunities to do internships during the studies

How To Apply:
Please apply through THIS LINK

16 December 2018

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