For 44 years now, the Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program (SSEAYP) has been bringing together more than 300 youth from Japan and the Southeast Asian region annually for a once-in-a- lifetime cultural exchange program on board MS Nippon Maru. The program is sponsored by the Cabinet Office of Japan and is organized by the National Youth Commission (NYC) in the Philippines.
This year, the Philippine contingent will bring 27 Philippine Youth Ambassadors of Goodwill and the National Leader to participate in institutional visits, homestay program, dialogues, and discussions regarding youth-related social issues. The program will be from 23 October to 15 December in Japan, Cambodia, Thailand, Lao PDR, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
Among this year's delegates is Kimboy. He is a licensed environmental planner, a policy researcher, an occasional writer, and a cultural traveller. But he is nothing different from any ordinary Filipino who loves to play, wander, and discover what life has to offer.
He was educated at the University of the Philippines - Diliman where he earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science (2009) and graduate diploma in Urban and Regional Planning (2015).
At 27, he believes that if life were to be a journey, there are two milestones which can be considered momentous: the moment when you find your life's hero and the moment you become a hero to somebody else's. He sees his next years in search for his second momentous milestone. And he invites you to do the same.
Support his participation to the 44th SSEAYP!
Your donation will help cover expenses during the training (lodging, meals, transportation, uniforms) and incidental expenses during the program proper.