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We are happy to introduce our new intern, Seika Kimizuka. She will be assisting with the Young Women's Leadership Development Program in Indonesia.

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Here is her message:
"Ever since I participated in the Young Women's Leadership Development Program in 2015 in Cambodia, I have had a strong interest in empowerment. This was the first time I had been to a developing country and the first time I came in contact with child labor and poverty. What I learned in Cambodia made me think about ways people could escape from poverty without having to rely on aid or assistance. I met many people of different nationalities and wondered why God created me as a Japanese woman as well as how I can live my life as a Christian woman and apply myself towards a solution to social issues.
After the program, as I continued to think about "solutions to social issues" and my life as a Christian woman, my purpose became clearer. I felt that doing this internship for the Leadership Program in Cambodia would help me progress on my path. I am looking forward to approaching this program from a different point of view from when I was a participant. I hope that my previous experience will help me support the participants both mentally and spiritually. I am truly looking forward to this experience. "

Welcome, Seika!

Christmas Greetings - Information

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Greetings from the staff of the Wesley Foundation!

Thank you for your continuing support of everything we do at the Wesley Foundation.

We wish you all blessings of Christmas and the New Year.

The Wesley Foundation office will be closed the following days:
Monday, December 25th, 2017 - Christmas Day
Friday, December 29th through Thursday, January 4th - New Year's Holidays

The seminar rooms in the Wesley Center (Room 201, 204 and 205) will be closed from Sunday, December 24th through Thursday, January 4th.

We will re-open on Friday, January 5th, 2018.

Each year the Wesley Foundation offers grants for programs carried out in Japan that promote international understanding, global leadership, women's empowerment and social justice.

The application period for this grant is from November 1st to December 15th. Applications must be postmarked by December 15th.

Application instructions and forms can be downloaded from here. All applications must be filled out in Japanese. Applications filled out in languages other than Japanese will not be considered for grant eligibility.

We look forward to receiving your application. Please do not miss out on this wonderful opportunity!

Peace Seminar in Korea - CLOSED - Programs

We are no longer accepting applications for the Peace Seminar in Korea. Thank you to all those who applied. Please keep an eye out for future programs like this one and follow us on Facebook to see pictures and daily updates during the programs!

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Asian Youth Summer Camp Applications - CLOSED - Programs

We are no longer accepting applications for Asian Youth Summer Camp in the US. Thank you to all those who applied. Please keep an eye out for future programs like this one and follow us on Facebook to see pictures and daily updates during the programs!

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Gifts from LARA - Information

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This video, made with the financial assistance of Wesley Foundation in honor of the 70th anniversary of LARA (Licensed Agencies for Relief in Asia), shows how LARA began - as a way to battle hunger and poverty in post-war Japan. This was shown for the first time at the LARA 70th Anniversary Forum.

Please check it out!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBbNS4d1Ues

Sol Lee has joined our staff as an intern for the upcoming Asian Young Women's Leadership Development Seminar in Vietnam. Please read her self-introduction below.

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Questions about my identity are usually the most difficult for me to answer. Despite holding a Korean passport and officially being a Korean on documents, I have only lived in Korea until the age of three. Even in Japan, I had always attended an international American school which made me feel a distance from the Japanese culture. I would say my greatest memories and identity were formed in New Zealand where I lived for five years, however the period was not enough for me to feel like I was a kiwi. Looking back my identity has been a pile of diverse experiences that have made me into who I am today. One thing I can say for sure is that I greatly enjoying learning and experiencing new cultures and meeting people of diverse ethnicity. This is probably the greatest reason that I applied to the Asian Young Women's Leadership Development Seminar in Vietnam 2017. Being able to experience a whole week with a group of young leader's from Asia with unique stories to tell would definitely help me gain a new perspective on the world around me. I hope to learn and gain many experiences through this Seminar.
As an intern I have been helping out in preparing documents and also preparing for the seminar itself. I was also able to learn more about Vietnam as a country while organizing information for the seminar. I am greatly looking forward to finally being able to experience the rich culture of Vietnam in February with everybody from the seminar.

Volunteer Trip to Thailand 2017 - CLOSED - Programs

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We are no longer accepting applications for the volunteer trip to Thailand. Thank you to all those who applied. Please keep an eye out for future programs like this one and follow us on Facebook to see pictures and daily updates during the programs.

Christmas Greetings - Information

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Greetings from the staff of the Wesley Foundation!

Thank you for your continuing support of the works of the Wesley Foundation in 2016.

We wish you all blessings of Christmas and the New Year.

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