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#10 Social Impact Night

Hosted by the Consul of the Tokyo Changemakers Group
Volunteering & Charity
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Took place 2 months ago
Tue 27 Feb 19:00 - 21:30

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Dear InterNations Tokyo Changemakers,

Thank you for those who joined us in January to kick off a great Protected content !
I am pleased to announce our speakers for February's Social Impact Night - Jane and Laksmi from the amazing NPO RIJ - Refugees International Japan.

**About Refugees International Japan**
RIJ is an independent non-profit organization that funds projects for people displaced by conflict around the world. RIJ supports projects that provide opportunities for people to lead an independent normal life while staying near to home and their loved ones; projects that enable people to give back to the community and make valuable contributions to the local economy as well as rebuilding their own future.

RIJ raises funds to support projects that provide opportunities for people to lead an independent normal life while staying near to home and their loved ones; projects that enable people to give back to the community and make valuable contributions to the local economy as well as rebuild their own future. These projects offer counseling, rehabilitation, skills training, and education in order to provide hope for the future and the means for an eventual return to independence.

The maximum amount awarded to an individual project per year is US$25,000. Since Protected content , RIJ has funded more than Protected content worth cumulatively over US$11 million.

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**About Jane Best**
Jane worked as a volunteer in Zambia before coming to Japan 34 years ago. She joined RIJ in Protected content a volunteer and took on the role of Executive Director full-time in Protected content . Since then she has been to over 20 countries visiting refugee projects and meeting beneficiaries.

**About Laksmi Wijayanti**
Laksmi is a graduate student at Waseda University. She volunteers with several organisations including Hands On Tokyo (HOT) and the NPO法人日本タンゴセラピー協会 (Tango Therapy Association Japan). She was introduced to RIJ through InterNations.

**DONATION**
500 JPY all of which goes to NPO RIJ

**SCHEDULE**
19:00 – 19:30 Arrival and networking
19:30 – 20:30 Speech
20:30 – 21:00 Wrap up by host & networking/feedback

**WHERE THE ENTRANCE FEE GOES**
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500 JPY donation: 100% of the donation will go to NPO RIJ
500 JPY: towards a welcome drink