AFARI is the US-based non-profit fund-raising and support organization for the Asian Rural Institute (ARI). ARI is an international training center in Japan. Participants from developing countries in Asia, Africa and the Pacific are invited to study at ARI for nine months in sustainable, organic agriculture techniques, leadership and community development. ARI invites 25 to 30 grassroots rural leaders to study at Nasushiobara, Japan, every year.
ARI is rebuilding its facilities as seen in the photo on the left of the recently opened Community center / classroom / Library / Cafeteria / kitchen complex dedicated September 23rd, 2012. The new chapel will be dedicated soon and photos will be available soon. Many thanks to the many organizations who are contributing to the reconstruction of ARI after the 2011 earthquake.
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posted Sep 20, 2012, 6:26 PM by Robert Ray
updated Sep 6, 2014, 8:16 AM
Director J.B. Hoover finished a Marathon Event to raise money to
support an ARI participant. Over $10,000.00 has been raised, but AFARI is looking forward to more donations before the end of the year to achieve the goal of sending a participant to ARI. Please consider a donation to help us toward that goal. Click to see details.