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MONDAY - NOVEMBER 13

3:45 PM @3F CONFERENCE ROOM
PRESENTATION FOR STUDENTS,
TEACHERS AND PPARENTS
Asian Rural Institute (ARI)
is a training center for Rural
Leaders.
Founded in 1973 by Rev. Dr. Toshihiro Takami
the aim of the program is to invite and train local
grassroots leaders to more effectively serve in
their communities as they work for the poor, the
hungry, and the marginalized.

Each year from April to December we bring
together about 30 leaders from countries
primarily in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific to take
part in our Rural Leaders Training Program.

The training 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. Working together we
grow and share our own food.

At the heart of the program is the concept of
‘Foodlife‘ – a term designed to recognize and

Rey (King) Oliver Fabros, a Global Mission
Fellow of the United Methodist General Board
of Global Ministries, served for two years at the
Asian Rural Institute (ARI) in Nasushiobara,
Japan. King is from Isabela Province in the
Philippines and will be talking about his
experience at ARI and the work that they do.