ZC youth leaders to represent RP in 39th SSEAYP PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 14:27

The National Youth Commission has chosen Normelyn A. Gallardo and Ronald Cszar F. Villano of Zamboanga City as two of the 28 young Filipinos to represent the country as Youth Ambassador of Goodwill in this year’s Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program (SSEAYP),

Gallardo and Villlano successfully passed through a series of competitive selection process and received orientation and training in diplomatic affairs, youth leadership and culture and the arts, among others, so that (he/she/they) may embody the best of the Philippines’ values, culture and vision during the international program from October 22 until December 14, this year.

Specifically, they will have the rare opportunity to interact with fellow international youths and discuss relevant issues affecting the youth in the regional association and the world. (He/she/they) will join courtesy calls with dignitaries, help showcase the country’s traditional culture and arts, and immerse with other cultures.

Now on its 39th year, the SSEAYP is sponsored by the Japanese Government and supported by member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). On board Japanese Liner Fuji Maru, the chosen 28 Philippine delegates and more than 300 other youth from all over Southeast Asia shall visit six countries, namely Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei and Japan for an exchange program that will foster diplomacy, cultural understanding and cooperation between and among youth leaders in the ASEAN and Japan.