52nd Annual Opening Ceremony (Part 2)

This past Tuesday, June 11, we hosted our 52nd annual opening ceremony (part 2) in honor of our late-arrival participants, who hail from India, Japan, Malawi, Myanmar, and the Philippines. People work, learn, and volunteer at ARI for various amounts of time, and so many people are always coming or leaving. But no matter what, we want to make sure everyone feels welcome and included when they arrive.

We were happy to welcome our new participants and hear their individual stories and resolutions for their time at ARI. They will be joining our 16 existing participants and training assistant from 11 different countries in the ARI Rural Leader Training Program.

Participants at ARI have made long journeys before even setting foot on campus, and we look forward to seeing those journeys continue and develop at ARI! Their voices and presence are valued here, and we hope to fully support them in fulfilling their goals at ARI.