The National Youth Commission (NYC) formally announced the opening of applications to the 47th Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program (SSEAYP) for the Philippine Participating Youth.
SSEAYP is an annual cultural exchange program that seeks to promote goodwill, friendship and mutual understanding by the virtue of a Memorandum of Agreement between the ASEAN Member States and the Government of Japan.
Each country selects 28 Participating Youth (18-30 years of age) and one National Leader (35-55 years of age) who will convene in Japan onboard the Japanese luxury liner, MS Nippon Maru to embark on a 52-day cruise to ASEAN countries for port of call activities, discussion and voluntary activities, Solidarity Group (SG) activities, Participating Youth (PY) seminars, and interactions with other youth participants.
In the Philippines, NYC, in cooperation with other partner agencies, shall select the youth participants who will represent the 17 regions. The NYC also leads the implementation of the Philippine Country Program in cooperation with other government and non-government entities, including the SSEAYP alumni through the SSEAYP International Philippines.
The applications for the 47th SSEAYP is open until 30 March 2020 (Monday), 5:00 PM. Interested applicants may visit bit.ly/47thSSEAYPPHPY to access the application form.