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Ship For Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Programme (SSEAYP)

Set sail on a 50-day voyage with over 300 youths from ASEAN countries and Japan with the Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Programme (SSEAYP)!

Organised by the Cabinet Office of Japan and supported by the governments of Southeast Asia, SSEAYP has benefited over 1,000 Singaporean youths since 1974. Through SSEAYP, participating youths have the opportunity for international exposure and leadership development as they play a significant role as youth ambassadors for Singapore. The National Youth Council (NYC), Singapore's national co-ordinating body for youth affairs, oversees the programme.

The journey promises participants with vibrant discussions on social and youth matters and eye-opening cultural exchanges. At each port of call, participants can look forward to interacting with the local youths, paying courtesy calls on dignitaries, visiting local institutions and experiencing a unique home stay programme.


Updates on SSEAYP 2021

Due to current travel restrictions and the prevailing safety and health risks posed by COVID-19, the Cabinet Office of Japan has confirmed the postponement of the 47th Ship for Southeast and Japanese Youth Programme (SSEAYP). Government officials and alumni representatives from ASEAN member states were informed of the decision at a virtual meeting convened by the Cabinet Office of Japan on 22 June.

The organisers will conduct the SSEAYP Youth Conference 2021. This virtual conference aims to promote friendship and mutual understanding among the youths of ASEAN member countries and Japan by participating in various exchange activities, and to cultivate the youth who can exercise their leadership skills in various fields in the globalising society, take the world’s social agenda as their own issues, and move into action to solve those issues.

You may sign up by clicking here. Closing date is 31 August 2021.

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