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NAGA CITY, March 2 (PIA) – The National Youth Commission is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program (SSEAYP), now on its 40th year
The SSEAYP is an annual cultural exchange program aims to promote and strengthen friendship among the young people of the participating ASEAN countries and Japan by providing them the opportunity to live together on board the luxury vessel M/S Fuji Maru, visit participating countries and engage in various activities such as institutional visits and goodwill exchanges with local youth.
Participating youth should be: Filipino citizen, single, between 18-30 years old as of April 1, 2013; of good moral character; residing for at least 2 years in the region to be represented; physically and mentally fit to travel; preferably a first time traveler and not a recipient of NYC or Japanese government funded international program; with strong background of Philippines history, geography, culture and arts; knowledgeable of the current issues of the Philippines, Japan and ASEAN countries; must have been serving the youth sector as an active officer/member of any youth or youth organization for at least 2 years and must be willing to be an NYC volunteer after the program.
Interested applicants must also be willing to take a leave of absence from school or work and complete the trainings and activities before, during and after the program on the following schedules: Pre-Departure Training – July 16-25; Pre-Departure Activities – Sept 28-Oct 27; Cruise – Oct 28-Dec 16; and Post Program Evaluation – Dec 17-19, 2013.
The Japanese government as the primary sponsor of the program, shoulders the round trip airfare of the participants, expenses for meals and accommodation on-board the ship, transportation and admission fees required for the study tours.
Application requirement includes the following documents: one copy of application form with passport sized photo (photo should have a white background, original and not scanned); one copy of the applicant’s resume (max of 3 pages only & no other attachment); one original copy of the certificate of residency issued by punong barangay where the applicant is residing; and one original copy of a certification from the organization that he/she is an active member for at least two years.
The deadline for application is on April 12, 2013 at the NYC offices. Application form could be download at the NYC website: www.nyc.gov.ph. For more information, please contact the SSEAYP secretariat at (02) 416-2833 or the NYC Naga Area office (054) 8115804/4730435.
A total of 28 youth delegates from around the country and one (1) National Leader will represent the Philippines in this year’s program. Be one of the Ambassador of Goodwill to represent our country on the 40th SSEAYP, Apply now! (NPDelfin, NYC/PIA Sorsogon)
Reference: NYDIA P. Delfin
Contact No: (054) 8115804 / 09175800538