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Education for a Better World
The Nagata-Yamauchi Education Fund (NYEF) is a U.S. non-profit
organization, formally created in August 2001 in honor of two Japanese-American
parents, Kimii Nagata (Yamauchi) and Thomas Yamauchi. Its mission is to
promote the use of knowledge and computer technology to improve the human
condition at the community, national and international levels. The Fund
accomplishes this mission through its two programs. The Global Challenges
Scholarship Program, grants scholarships to disadvantaged children and
young leaders, and reinforces their education with practical experiences,
seminars and workshops that encourage thinking and action for the public
good. The First Byte Program grants computer technology to individuals,
non-profit organizations, and communities to support their efforts to
address today's global challenges.
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"Education for a Better World"
Promoting the use of knowledge and computer technology to improve the human condition
Bounded by History and Tradition for a Better Future
Just as we are committed to improving the human condition, so is our emblem symbolic of hope for the same. Inspired by a silver brooch that belonged to Alexander Hamilton's family, the emblem outlines the heirloom which Kimii received from a pen pal while interned at the Gila Relocation Center (Arizona) in 1944. The pen pal was a direct descendant of this Founding Father, and was so sympathetic with the plight of interned Japanese Americans during WWII, that she gave the brooch to Kimii in the name of all Japanese Americans as an "international gift of good will". Through our programs, we strive to perpetuate this compassion and understanding in the spirit of our Founding Fathers and in remembrance of the Japanese-American experience.
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