Executive Director/Founder: Fujimura Osamu

Ashinaga Uganda is an international NGO that provides emotional and educational support to orphans who have lost one or both parents as a result of HIV/AIDS. The organization was registered in Uganda in 2001, and Ashinaga Uganda Rainbow House was formally opened by the President of Uganda, H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, in 2003.

Mission
To provide quality emotional/psychosocial and educational care to children orphaned by HIV/AIDS.

Vision

A community and society where children orphaned by HIV/AIDS enjoy high levels of emotional/psychosocial support, educational opportunities, and a bright future.

Fujimura Osamu was born in 1949 in Osaka. He studied engineering management at Hiroshima University, graduating in 1973. He then worked for a variety of philanthropic organizations. He later served as Executive Director of the Japan-Brazil Friendship Association.

Since 1991, Fujimura has been adviser at Ashinaga, a Japanese non-profit that works with orphans. The organization operates the Ashinaga Uganda Rainbow House in Kampala, Uganda, providing treatment and support to AIDS orphans.

In 1993, Fujimura won his first seat in the House of Representatives as a member of the Japan New Party. He was a co-founder of the New Frontier Party, a short-lived opposition effort that dissolved after four years. He co-founded the DPJ in 1998. Before the DPJ came to power in 2009, Fujimura served as its shadow minister of education and of health, labor and welfare.

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