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IKIGAI is developing an Interpreter Certification Advocacy Project, through which financial assistance can be provided to deserving and competent interpreters who cannot afford the cost of a certification exam.

If you or someone you know could benefit from this initiative, or if you would like to contribute your time, talent, please write to: 


You can also make a fully tax-deductible donation to the fund by clicking on the "Donate" button above.


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Ikigai is a Japanese concept meaning “a reason for being.” Everyone, according to the Japanese, has an ikigai. Finding it requires a deep and often lengthy search of self. Such a search is regarded as being very important, since it is believed that discovery of one’s ikigai brings satisfaction and meaning to life.

IKIGAI does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, gender, gender expression, age, national origin or ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

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