JELA Scholarship Student Zimik Tamreichan Enrolls at ARI

Photo of JELA staff member, ARI participant Zimik, ARI principal Arakawa

JELA offers a scholarship to one student each year to attend the Asian Rural Institute (ARI) as part of the Institute’s service training program. ARI is a boarding school for organic farmers and rural leaders in developing countries. This year, Zimik Tamreichan from India was chosen as a JELA scholarship recipient.

On Saturday, April 15, 2023, the 51st Entrance Ceremony of the Asian Rural Leaders Training College was held at the Koinonia Hall of ARI (Nasushiobara City, Tochigi Prefecture). 130 people gathered for the ceremony.

Zimik is from Nagaland, in the eastern part of India, and is a Baptist church pastor by profession. He came to Japan, leaving behind his wife and two children in India, to study at ARI for about 9 months until December. Zimik said, “I will miss my family, but I want to learn a lot and contribute to the local community in Nagaland because of the opportunity God has given me. I want to do my best for JELA, which has supported me,” he said.

Here is a video of Zimik introducing himself in Japanese at the entrance ceremony.

We would appreciate your prayers for Zimik that his studies will be fruitful.

JELA Scholarship Student Zimik Tamreichan Enrolls at ARI
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