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 can only confirm the resumption of the Ship for Southeast Asian and Japan Youth Programme (SSEAYP) in June 2021.
At a virtual meeting convened by the Cabinet Office of Japan on 22 March, government officials and alumni representatives from ASEAN member states discussed the feasibility of resuming the programme physically this year, after a year of absence due to the pandemic.
In the event that a physical programme remains untenable, the programme could take on a virtual format similar to the 24 January to 21 February, 2021 Future Youth Leaders Conference that was successfully conducted by the Cabinet Office of Japan and supported by ASEAN Member States. More updates will be provided here in due course.
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