Rural Leaders, the new book describing the work of ARI Graduates worldwide, documents the Impact study of ~230 ARI Graduates interviewed by Steven Cutting and Bev Abma. AFARI will be distributing the book in the US & Canada. To find out more about how you can get your copy, go to the Rural Leaders book page.
Announcing a special AFARI scholarship fund, in honor of Rev. Toshihiro Takami, to fund an ARI participant each year.
See New ARI buildings for farm and the Staff
and a new Volunteer Video
Take a ARI Campus photo tour
ARI website has a new section Graduate Profiles Pages
AFARI Executive Director J.B. Hoover is again running the Cougar Mountain Marathon Event to raise money to support an ARI participant. Last year J.B. raised over $17,000.00, but AFARI is looking forward to sufficient donations this year to achieve the goal of sending a participant ($20000.00) to ARI. Please consider a donation to help us toward that goal. Details:
AFARI Executive Director J.B. Hoover announced that a grant for AFARI /ARI has been received to partially fund a new documentary film. Asian Rural Institute, an international training institute for rural community leaders, will make a 30-minute educational film on the teachings of Mr. Ardendu Chatteerjee, a 1976 ARI Grad and an environmental educator/consultant in India. This film covers the basic philosophy of sustainable agriculture and sustainable living that are the basic pillars of the ARI’s training program. Mr. Chatterjee, a graduate of ARI and a gifted educator, is aging; therefore, it is important to document his teachings and ideas in order for ARI to continue to use this valuable training for years to come. Taught by Takami sensei, Chatterjee's teaching and views parallel those of Takami-sensei and this documentary will preserve these concepts for new generations of ARI graduates. In addition, this film will be distributed all around the world to graduates of ARI and ARI related people (supporters and sponsors) who are interested in, and will benefit from, Mr. Chatterjee’s ideas.
A video preview is available on YouTube at this link.
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