22 November 2019
The ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program (SSEAYP) arrived at Bo Aung Kyaw Port in Yangon on Friday.
Around 300 students from Southeast Asia and Japan including Myanmar participated in this year program.
This program is aimed to promote friendship and mutual understanding among the youths of Japan and ASEAN as well as to foster leadership of prominent youths in the region.
Under the joint cooperation, Japan and Asian Member States launched this program in 1974 and this year marks 46th edition. Myanmar joined SSEAYP program in 1998 and the ship also arrived in Myanmar in 2014 and 2015.
Deputy Director- General, Department of Higher Education (Yangon), Dr. Than Than Lwin said “29 students including national leader from each ASEAN member country participate this year program. All participants are youths and university students. We selected students from universities across the nation and they are fluent in English Language, good social skill and ASEAN knowledge. And they were trained for about 2 months as a preparation of this program.”
While in Myanmar, the youth contingents from SSEAYP will hold meeting with the students from universities in Yangon and also perform institutional visit and interaction with local youth program on Saturday. The Homestay Matching Ceremony will also be held at Diamond Jubilee Hall of Yangon University on the same day. The youths from SSEAYP will pay a courtesy call on the Yangon Region Chief Minister on Sunday.
After visit to Myanmar, the ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program (SSEAYP) will head to Malaysia on Monday. This year program has started on 24th October and it will be concluded on 13th December.
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