Unlike political and economic concerns, educational programs do not bear fruit immediately; thus it is hard to convince people of their importance. But in the long term, education cannot be overlooked as a key to bringing stability and prosperity to society.

Stories of Hope

The Spirit of Reverence for Life

Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai will be forever remembered for empowering women and protecting our planet. She also promoted the Japanese “mottainai” spirit—treasuring life and wasting nothing.