About Us
History
2011 September Establishment of “Japan Somalia Youth Organization” a Student-led NGO based at Waseda University with co-founders Yosuke Nagai and two students from Somalia. The organization was founded on the basis to “resolve conflicts in Somalia.”
November Launched the “Long-term Study Abroad Project” for Somali students.
December Students from other universities join and officially launched activities with local members in Somali.
2012 October Launched the “Cheer up Somali Sports Project” at a Somalian refugee camp district in Kenya and Somali where sports equipment were donated.
2013 February Elected first prize at the “Student Challenge for Change” hosted by American Express Japan with a total of 956 votes.
September Launched the “Movement with Gangsters” to deradecalize and support social integration of Somalian ex-gang members.
2014July Awarded the “Humanity Prize,” and the “Incentive Award of the Minster of Foreign Affairs” as part of the “28th Annual Ten Outstanding Young Persons” and the Grand Prize of “University Student of the Year 2014.”
2015March Awarded the Special Prize as part of the "Waseda University Ono Azusa Memorial Prize" and the “Waseda University Alumni Association Prize.”
March Expansion of its member recruitment from Tokyo to nationwide.
2016 May “We Talk Dreams with Somalian Gang Members - - The Challenge to Create a Future without Terrorists” is published by the Eiji Press.
2016 November Started the deradicalization and reintegration program for defectors of Al-Shabaab.
December Yosuke Nagai (CEO) is nominated one of “The 100 Most Influential People of Japan” in the Nikkei Business Publications.
2017 March Participants in the de-radicalization and re-integration programs for Somialian former gang members exceeds 70 people.
April Establishment of Accept International as a Non-Profit Organisation (Originally with 35 Members)
July Started partner operations with UN-Habitat at Mandera on the border of Somalia and Kenya.
August “I’m 13 and my job is suicide bombing: What we need to end terrorism and war” is published by Godo Press.
September Completed the full acceptance of gang members of the “Calif Massive” as well as its dissolution.
2018 April Started accepting Somali gang members from the organisation “Super Power.”
August Launched de-radicalization program in Indonesia for former terrorists.
Yosuke Nagai (CEO) is nominated in the “First 30 UNDER 30 JAPAN” by Forbes Magazine in the Social Entrepreneur Category.
2019 April Started partner operations/ DRR Project with the Somali government.

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