CEBU CITY, Mar 27 (PIA) -- The deadline for the submission of applications for participating youth and national leader to the 38th Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program (SSEAYP) is on April 15, 2011.
The SSEAYP is based on the respective joint statements issued in January 1974 between Japan and the Republic of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore and the Kingdom of Thailand.
Brunei Darussalam joined in 1985, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in 1996, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the Republic of Myanmar in 1998, and the Kingdom of Cambodia in 2000, following their respective admission to the ASEAN. The main sponsor of the program is the government of Japan.
The National Youth Commission (NYC) said the purpose of this program is to promote friendship and mutual understanding among youths of Japan and Southeast Asian countries.
It also broadens their perspectives on the world, as well as strengthen their motivations and abilities in international cooperation by participating in discussions, introductions of each country, and various exchange activities both onboard and in the countries visited.
In the Philippines, the SSEAYP is implemented by the National Youth Commission. The NYC takes care of the promotion, screening, pre-departure training, uniforms, country program activities like institutional visits, courtesy calls, home-stay and interaction with local youth and post program evaluation.
The NYC spearheads the SSEAYP implementation with the support of various government agencies.
For details of application requirements, please visit www.nyc.gov.ph (click resources) to download application forms.
Interested applicants may call the 38th SSEAYP Secretariat, Social Marketing Division, National Youth Commission at tel nos. 4162833 or visit the NYC Office at the 4th Floor, Bookman Building, 373 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City. (PIA-7/Minerva BC Newman with reports from NYC-7)