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Justus Thembo

November 25, 2020 - July 27, 2021
Republic of Uganda

Justus Thembo

Activities

Online Classes from Rwanda, Flying to Japan, and Spring Break

May 17, 2021

Justus wrote essays to tell us how his days were so far. His days as an exchange student of TUFS has not been as usual from the beginning d...

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Attending meditation Tour, Organized by the Inter-University Exchange Program, TUFS

March 9, 2021

Justus attended an online meditation tour organized by Inter-University Exchange Project (Africa) in March 2021. He had learnt about meditat...

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Attending the Hiroshima Tour organized by the Inter-University Exchange Program, TUFS

March 5, 2021

Inter-University Exchange Project (Africa) organized Hiroshima Online tour in cooperation with Peace Culture Village in March 2021. Justs, a...

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Participating in the Japanese Classes for Beginners, Organized by the Inter-University Exchange Program, TUFS

February 2021

Justus participated in online Japanese classes which Inter-University Exchange Project (Africa) organized for international students, collab...

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The Welcoming Party Organized by Former Japanese Exchange Students at PIASS

December 20, 2020

Justus's home university, Protesntant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences (PIASS), accepts international students from other African count...

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The Fall Semester and My Coming to Japan

October - December 2020

Justus finally came to Japan at the end of November 2020 after enduring hard 2 months when taking TUFS's classes online in the very early mo...

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Exchange meeting with the crowdfunding supporters

December 17, 2020

We held the online exchange meeting with Justus, Henri, the crowdfunding supporters, and TUFS students. Justus made a speech and expressed ...

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Finally arrived in Japan

November 25, 2020

Mr. Justus Thembo, an exchange student from Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences in Rwanda, finally arrived in Japan on Novembe...

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Henri Fabrice Ndayizeye

November 25, 2020 - July 27, 2021
Republic of Burundi

Henri Fabrice Ndayizeye

Activities

#A member of Grace House Church

Spring and Summer 2021

He got contacted many Japanese via social media, and the pastor of a church located near TUFS called Grace House was alos among them. He vis...

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#Asahi news Articles

Summer 2021

As introduced here, Henri got interviewd by Asahi Shimbun, one of the largest newspaper company in Japan, which was introduced on the web me...

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# Participating in the video of Study in Japan for Africa and NHK TV show

Summer 2021

Study in Japan for Africa, the project conducted by the Hokkaido University Africa Office in Lusaka to expand opportunities for prospective ...

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#Munakata Foundation completion

Spring 2021

Munakata Foundation has accepted our exchange students since 2019. We'd like to express our gratitude to the chairperson, Ms. Mana Munakata....

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#Visiting Ikubunkan Global High School

Spring 2021

Henri and Thembo had workshops with students of Africa Seminar at Ikubunkan Global High School. The students gave presentations about Japan ...

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#My days in Japan during spring & summer 2021

Spring and Summer 2021

Henri, our former exchange student from Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences, Rwanda, wrote an essay to look back his stay in Ja...

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Henri was interviewed by the Japanese newspaper company

July 21, 2021

Henri was interviewed by Asahi Shimbun, the Japanese newspaper company. You can read the article from here (in Japanese). He told us that th...

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Africa seminar: Meeting Ikubunkan Global High school students

June 9, 2021

Henri and Justus held a seminar with students of Africa Seminar, Ikubunkan Global High School. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the students of...

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Beyond class activities during the fall semester and winter vacation

November 2020 - March 2021

It's been already 5 months since Henri and Justus came to Japan, and the spring semester keeps them busy again now. Before that, Henri wrot...

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NHK (Japanese broadcasting) video shooting and interview with Water corporation

February 7and March 24, 2021

During spring break, Henri made his TV debut in Japan! He participated in shooting opening movie of Japanese TV program. He was interviewd b...

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Rwanda study week of MPJ Youth/ online study program

March 17 - 18, 2021

Henri participated in MPJ Youth's activity to learn about Rwanda. MPJ Youth's members are students from various unviersities in Japan, and t...

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Hiroshima, Okinawa online tour and online meditation

March 5, 9, 18, 2021

He participated in online tours which were organized by Inter-University Exchange Project (Africa) in March. The former exchange students fr...

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Visit of Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe

March 12 - 15, 2021

He traveled to Kansai area to visit his friends who had studied at PIASS in March. He enjoyed Japanese lifestyle such as meals, bath, and fu...

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Crowdfunding for living expenses of refugee-Claude Niyibitanga

February 1 - 28, 2021

As we introduced here, Henri planed and did a fundraising project for a Burundian refugee and achieved his goal. He is always smiling and se...

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Visited places in Tokyo: Ueno, Sky Tree, Yokohama, Mount Takao, Odaiba, and various shrine, parks and families

December 2020 - February 2021

Henri sometimes visits parks around TUFS and tourist places in and around Tokyo and feels refreshed during his study break. There are many l...

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Japanese survival class

February 5 - 25, 2021

In addition to Japanese classes during the fall semester, he took "Survival Japanese" class which is organized by Peace and Conflict Studies...

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An interview about a refugee assistance program

February 16, 2021

Henri has established a refugee assistance program called "Enough is a little" after he entered Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Scie...

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Meeting with his supporters online

December 17, 2020

We held the online exchange meeting with Henri, Justus, the crowdfunding supporters, and TUFS students. Henri made a speech and expressed h...

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Quarantine

November 25 - December 8, 2020

After Henri and Justus arrived at Japan on Nov. 25, they were quarantined for 2 weeks. It is not easy afte they finally came to Japan, but m...

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Finally arrived in Japan

November 25, 2020

Mr. Henri Fabrice Ndayizeye, an exchange student from Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences in Rwanda, finally arrived in Japan o...

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Ruth Ofori

September 24, 2019 - January 29, 2020
Republic of Ghana

Ruth Ofori

Activities

My experience in Japan

Wed., April 1, 2020

Ruth, an undergraduate student of University of Ghana who studied at TUFS during Fall Semester 2019 with the financial support by Toyota Gha...

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Staying in Japan for two weeks

October 10, 2019

Ruth, who came from University of Ghana to study at TUFS with a round-trip airticket supported by Toyota Ghana, sent us a hort essay. She wr...

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New students from University of Ghana

September 27, 2019

New exchange students from University of Ghana has safely arrived in Japan on September 24, 2019. They are Ms. Ruth Ofori from Department of...

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Clara Obeng-Akrofi

September 24, 2019 - January 29, 2020
Republic of Ghana

Clara Obeng-Akrofi

Activities

My experience in Japan

Wed., April 1, 2020

Clara, an exchange student of TUFS during Fall 2019 from University of Ghana, sent us an essay about her stay in Japan. Toyota Ghana provide...

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Staying in Japan for three weeks

October 11, 2019

Clara, who came from University of Ghana to study at TUFS with a round-trip airticket supported by Toyota Ghana, sent us a short essay. She ...

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New students from University of Ghana

September 27, 2019

New exchange students from University of Ghana has safely arrived in Japan on September 24, 2019. They are Ms. Ruth Ofori from Department of...

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Octave Gahirwe Kabera

September 24, 2019 - August 3, 2020
Republic of Rwanda

Octave Gahirwe Kabera

Activities

Essay on my stay in Japan

September 29, 2020

Octave, a former exchange student from PIASS in Rwanda, wrote an essay to look back his 10 months in Japan. Because of COVID-19 pandemic, he...

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Looking back my life in Japan so far [MOIVE]

May 1st, 2020

Octave gives an interview with Helene to look back his life in Japan so far. He talks about what he expected to learn in Japan before coming...

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Study Trip in Okinawa

November 30, 2019

Octave and Helene went to study trip in Okinawa with Prof. Kazuyuki Sasaki who came back to Japan temporalily from Protestant Institute of A...

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Meet and express his gratitude to his supporters

November 29, 2019

Octave expressed his gratitude to his supporters at the exchange meeting held on November 29, 2019. He could meet his supporters who donated...

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My LIfe in Japan So Far

October 24, 2019

It's been a month since Octave and Helene came to Japan. While being busy with classes and assignments, Octave also enjoys spending time wit...

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New exchange students from PIASS

September 26, 2019

The new exchange students from Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences (PIASS), Rwanda, has arrived safely on September 24, 2019. ...

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Hélène Alinethu Mikanda

September 24, 2019 - August 3, 2020
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Hélène Alinethu Mikanda

Activities

Helene's report on her stay in Japan

October 13, 2020

Hélène Mikanda Alinethu, our former exchange student from Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences (PIASS), wrote an essay to look b...

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Looking back my life in Japan so far [MOIVE]

May 1st, 2020

Helene gives an interview with Octave to look back his life in Japan so far. He talks about what he expected to learn in Japan before coming...

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Meeting and express her gratitude to her supperters

November 29, 2019

Helene expressed her gratitude to her supporters at the exchange meeting held on November 29, 2019. She could meet her supporters who donate...

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My trip to Okinawa

November 15 - 20, 2019

Helen and Octave visited Okinawa with Prof. Kazuyuki Sasaki from Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences (PIASS) who had temporalil...

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My Life in Japan So Far

October 28, 2019

It's been a month since Helene and Octave arrived in Japan. Since Helene seems calm and modest, we were, at first, worried whether she could...

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New exchange students from PIASS

September 26, 2019

The new exchange students from Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences (PIASS), Rwanda, has arrived safely on September 24, 2019. ...

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Wendy-Rose Govender

April 2, 2019 - July 18, 2019
Republic of South Africa

Wendy-Rose Govender

Activities

Wendy sent us an essay about her stay in Japan

August 5, 2019

Wendy sent us an essay about her stay in Japan. She was an exchange student from University or Pretoria and studied at TUFS during Spring Se...

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Thanks message from Wendy

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wendy, an exchange student from University of Pretoria, expresses her gratitude to Yazaki Corporation and our university for realizing her d...

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Student from University of Pretoria has arrived!

Friday, April 5, 2019

From left, Dr. Matsunami, Abigail from University of Ghana, Wendy, Dr. Kirikoshi Wendy-Rose Govender, an excahnge student from University o...

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Samuel Amankwah Okoto

September 25, 2018 - February 2019
Republic of Ghana

Samuel Amankwah Okoto

Activities

Attending the international symposium at Kyoto University

Sun., January 27, 2019

On January 27, 2019, Samuel attended "International Symposium on "African Potentials and the Future of Humanity"" held at Kyoto University. ...

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My life in Japan

Oct. 11, 2018

Samuel looked back his days in Japan since he came to TUFS. We were worried about him because he caught a cold right after he arrived here, ...

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Nancy Osei Kye

September 25, 2018 - February 2019
Republic of Ghana

Nancy Osei Kye

Activities

Nancy's report on her staying in Japan

September 25, 2018 - February 13, 2019

Nancy, a master course student of University of Ghana, sent us a report on her life in Japan. She is a master course student of University o...

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Attending the international symposium at Kyoto University

Sun., January 27, 2019

On January 27, 2019, Nancy attended "International Symposium on "African Potentials and the Future of Humanity"" held at Kyoto University. T...

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Japan-TUFS so far

Oct., 22, 2018

Nancy sent us the message to express her gratitude to those who have supported her to come to Japan, such as Toyota Ghana who provided her a...

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Elie Rodrigue Icishatse

September 23, 2018 - July 17, 2019
Republic of Burundi

Elie Rodrigue Icishatse

Activities

Looking back my life in Japan [MOVIE]

April 28th, 2020

Rodrigue looks back his stay in Japan between September 2018 and July 2019. He has sent us this message for our 2nd crowdfunding project, so...

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Video message about how he's been doing after leaving Japan

November 29, 2019

Rodrigue sent us a video message. He made this for an exchange meeting we had on November 29, 2019 for Helene and Octave, our new exchange s...

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Report on my stay in Japan

August 1, 2019

Rodrigue sent us his report on his stay in Japan. Now, he's enjoying reunion with his family and friends in Burundi. He was always earger to...

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Short documentary about school life at TUFS

Mon., July 22, 2019

Rodrigue, who left Japan in the mid-July, made a short documentary to introduce his school life at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. He p...

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Rodrigue conducted a seminar on Japanese religions at PIASS

Thu., July 18, 2019

On July 18, 2019, the next day after he went back to Rwanda, Rodrigue conducted the seminar on Japanese religions at Protestant Institute of...

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My experience at Choeur Soleil

June 26, 2019

Rodrigue has joined Choeur Soleil, the chorus club at TUFS, from this semester. I visited the club the other day and found out he has alread...

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My experience at Kurayami Festival

Sat., May 4, 2019

On May 4, 2019, Mr. Kazutaka Nakano, one of the supporters of Rodrigue and Shukulu, invite them and Dr. Godfrey Hampwaye to Kurayami Festiva...

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Visits Connecting Children of Africa and Japan

November 24, 2018 and on January 12, 2019

Rodrigue and Shukulu took part in events held by "Connecting Children of Africa and Japan". The institution aims at connecting Japanese and ...

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Okinawa Study Tour

Nov. 5 - 7, 2018

Rodrigue and Shukulu visited Okinawa with Dr. Kazuyuki Sasaki as a study tour. They visited peace museums, cave, and U.S. military bases. T...

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Essay on Ubumwe Vol.44

Oct. 27, 2018

Rodrigue wrote his essay on "Ubumwe Vol.44", an newsletterr of the organization which supports Dr. Kazuyuki Sasaki and his activities to he...

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Conference at Ikubunkan

Thu., October 18, 2018

Rodrigue attended a conference held at Ikubunkan Global High School. He was one of three guest speakers from African countries. At the conf...

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My gratitude to all of the people involved

Oct. 9, 2018

It's been 2 weeks since Rodrigue arrived at Japan. He sent us the message for all of the people who were involved in realizing his dream to ...

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Seminar on Africa at Ikubunkan high school

Sat. November 29, 2018

Rodrigue attended a seminar on Africa at Ikubunkan Global High School. He met some students from the High School on last August when they v...

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Shukulu Murekatete

September 23, 2018 - July 17, 2019
Republic of Rwanda

Shukulu Murekatete

Activities

Looking back my life in Japan

May 11th, 2020

Shukulu looks back her stay in Japan between September 2018 and July 2019. She has sent us this message for our 2nd crowdfunding project, so...

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Shukulu's current situation after she left Japan

November 29, 2019

Shukulu sent us a message about how she is doing after she left Japan. She wrote this for an exchange meeting we had on November 29, 2019 fo...

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Essay about my stay in Japan

July 31, 2019

Shukulu sent us an essay about her stay in Japan. We guess she couldn't write everything she has experienced in Japan, but she wrote about w...

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Shukulu's Interview on the Mainichi Newspaper

Sat., July 27, 2019

Shukulu's inverview was published on the Mainichi Newspaper. She talked about her experience in Rwanda and her thoughts after she visited H...

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Experience Kurayami Festival

Sat., May 4, 2019

On May 4, 2019, Mr. Kazutaka Nakano, one of the supporters of Shukulu and Rodrigue, invited them and Dr. Godfrey Hampwaye to Kurayami Festiv...

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Spring semester will start from tomorrow

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Shukulu and Rodrigue will start their spring semester from tomorrow. It will be their last semester at TUFS. During fall semester, they took...

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Visits Connecting Children of Africa and Japan

November 24, 2018 and on January 12, 2019

Rodrigue and Shukulu took part in events held by "Connecting Children of Africa and Japan". The institution aims at connecting Japanese and ...

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Okinawa Study Tour

Nov. 5 - 7, 2018

Shukulu and Rodrigue visited Okinawa with Dr. Kazuyuki Sasaki as a study tour. They visited peace museums, cave, and U.S. military bases. T...

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Essay on Ubumwe Vol.44

Oct. 27, 2018

Shukulu wrote her essay on "Ubumwe Vol.44", an newsletterr of the organization which supports Dr. Kazuyuki Sasaki and his activities to hel...

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My days in Japan so far

Oct. 9, 2018

Shukulu looked back her two weeks since she came to Japan. She is taking Japanese class every day. She also positively communicate with Japa...

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Charles Acheampong Agyebeng

April 1, 2018 - July 17, 2018
Republic of Ghana

Charles Acheampong Agyebeng

Activities

Charles got 2nd prize at Japanese Speech Contest

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Charles, a student of University of Ghana who stayed in Japan as an exchange student last spring, took part in the 23rd Japanese Speech Cont...

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Final report on my study at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Charles sent a final report to us. He stayed in our university from April to July, 2018. In this report, we can read what he learned in Japa...

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Visiting Marubeni Office

June 25th, 2018

If anything has to be true, then it is the fact that I have come to enjoy my stay in Japan with memorable experiences and exposure. But of a...

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My School Life at TUFS

It's been one and a half month since Charles came to Japan. Since it was the first time to go out from Ghana for him, he seemed to have diff...

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Charles in Tama Zoo

On the 15th of April 18, 2018, I got invited for a visitation to the Tama Zoo. This visit was a way the African Studies Center here at TUFS ...

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Self-introduction

April 11, 2018

I am Charles Acheampong Agyebeng, a political science major with a minor in Theatre Arts at Ghana's premier university, the University of Gh...

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