Special Study Camp for ICU by Asian Rural Institute

Discover Life -Seeking Peace through Connecting with Food-

Asian Rural Institute (ARI) is a school which trains rural leaders in Asia and Africa. It engages in a unique education which centers on growing and eating food together.

In this coming March, ARI is going to hold a special study camp with a generous cooperation by the Japan International Christian University Foundation (JICUF). 

We would like to welcome participants from outside ICU as well as from ICU to this precious opportunity, a 2-week program containing lectures such as “servant leadership” and “dignity” as well as farm work.

As you feel lives of nature, others and yourself with your whole body at ARI, why not deepening your ideas about “peace” which is an idea to value life?

Date: March 7 (Mon) – 19 (Sat), 2022

Place: Asian Rural Institute (Nasushiobara, Tochigi)

Activities:

Practice – farm work, livestock and cooking

Lectures – organic agriculture, leadership, dignity, etc.

and more!

Lecturers:

Tomoko Arakawa (ARI Director) – Servant Leadership

Kai Sawyer (Coexistence Revolutionary) – Inner Peace

Jeffrey Mensendiek (Associate professor at J.F. Oberlin University) – Dignity

and more!

Participation fee: 40,000 yen

Thanks to the generous financial support of Japan International Christian University Foundation (JICUF), the program fee is a reasonable price.

* If paying the whole fee is difficult, please contact us.

Entry deadline: February 20, 2022 (Sun) (Extended!)

Regarding COVID-19:

If a state of emergency is effective in Tochigi or Tokyo during the period of the program, we will postpone the program until the summer.

Also, please kindly understand that we cannot accept participants living in a region where a state of emergency is effective.

Daily schedule at ARI for your reference:

(partially different from the schedule of this program)

Monday – Friday

am
06:30 Assemble for morning exercise and prayer
06:35 Cleaning the campus
07:00 Morning Foodlife Work (community farm work)
08:15 Breakfast and break
09:30 Morning Gathering
10:20 Main activities of the day (farm work or community activities)

pm
12:30 Lunch and break
01:30 Main activities
04:00 Evening Foodlife Work
05:00 Free time
06:30 Supper


Saturday

am
06:30 Assemble for morning exercise and prayer
06:35 Cleaning the campus
07:00 Morning Foodlife Work
08:15 Breakfast 

pm
12:30 Lunch
18:30    Supper


Sunday

am
08:15 Breakfast 

pm
18:30    Supper

 

Contact: [email protected] (Yuko Emura, person in charge)