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Message for my supporters from Themba

October 4, 2022

Mr. Themba Mapulanga, an exchange students to TUFS from the University of Zambia, sent us a message to her upporters. He will study at TUFS from Fall Semester 2022 to Spring Semester 2023.

He could realize her dream to study in Japan with the financial support for her life expenses by Yazaki Corporation and a roundtrip air ticket provided by the Inter-University Exchange Project (Africa), aka IAfP. We, with IAfP's members, will support her to make her life in Japan fruitful and secure when needed.

The following is his message.



My name is Themba Mapulanga, a 3rd-year student at the University of Zambia pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies and Public Administration, and now currently an exchange student at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. I chose to come to to Tokyo as an exchange Student to learn about Japanese culture and also to share my culture with students at TUFS. I've always had an interest with certain parts of Japanese culture and being here is dream come true.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank IAfP for making this dream a reality and sponsoring my flight tickets.

I would also like to greatly thank YAZAKI Corporation for the financial assistance rendered to me to make my stay in Tokyo a pleasant one.

Thank you so much.