Ms. Hadijah, project manager of GBN’s partner NGO, SORAK Development Agency (SORAK）, participated in the 9-month training course (from March 2019) for rural leaders training program at the Asian Rural Institute (ARI) in Japan.
The Asian RuralInstitute (ARI) is a training center for rural leaders located in the North area of Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. The training held at 6 hectares of campus, focuses on sustainable agriculture through integrated organic farming techniques, community building, and servant leadership. It is community based and hands-on learning is emphasized in all areas.
Ms. Hadijah has a degree in Adult and Community Education. She is directly involved in various projects related to youth empowerment, HIV/AIDS care prevention and treatment, Women empowerment including single mothers, promotion of sexual and reproductive health rights in Uganda.
Since April to December 2019, she participated in ARI’s training program and learned about skills and knowledge related to sustainable agriculture, livestock as well as servant leadership and community building.
She experienced and learned about various aspects of Japan based on communication and cultural exchange with Japanese farmers through homestay program and study tours visiting in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and other various locations in Japan etc.
The results of her 9 months learning experience are written in her reports following. Her reports are about what she learned in Japan as well as considering how to use the skills in Uganda and how to tackle gender issues/ challenges which exists in Uganda.
We highly recommend to read her reports as her reports are very impressive.
<List of Reports>
|Hadijah's congratulatory party with Ugandan friends|
Ms. Hadijah went back to Uganda with strong eagerness to utilize her experiences and skills on community development in Uganda as soon as possible.
GBN is planning to prepare a project for her using organic agricultural techniques as an environmental conservation agriculture project in Uganda.
We believe that it is important for her to actually use the skills and knowledge learned in Japan to make some outcomes in Uganda. Therefore, GBN will continue supporting her activities to realize her skills for projects on the ground.
We sincerely appreciate ARI and all the people who supported her fruitful study in Japan.