On Saturday, December 9, we held the 51st commencement service in unseasonably warm weather. 26 participants are now “graduates”!
Thank you to all those who attended the ceremony and those who remembered us from afar.
On December 12, we sent off 4 graduates with a lot of tears, hugs, songs and prayers. All the remaining graduates will leave on Friday.
Director Tomoko Arakawa described seedlings uprooted from their respective places to be transplanted and grown in the ARI community. These seedlings, our newest graduates, will be uprooted again from here to grow new roots in their original places and serve the people.
Please continue to remember our new graduates in their journey as rural leaders!