[25th January 2013]

Kenya Participates in the 25th Ship for World Youth (SWY25): 24th January – 22nd February, 2013; Japan

Team Leader Phanuel Ojwaya introduces the Kenyan Team for the SWY25 Program

On 24th January, 2013, the Kenya Embassy attended the Welcome Party for the Overseas Participants for this year's "Ship for World Youth Programme" which will be setting sail on 4th -22nd February 2013. Kenya is among the eleven countries participating in the course. The program which is operated by the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan, involves youths from Japan and countries around the world boarding the Ship for World Youth and living together as a team. While on board, they study and discuss common issues from a global perspective and participate in other various activities that involve multi-cultural and multi-national exchange opportunities.

The purpose of the program is to broaden the global view of the Japanese youths, to promote mutual understanding and friendship between Japanese and foreign youths as well as to cultivate the spirit of international cooperation. The Program further fosters the youths' capability and competence in exercising leadership in various areas of within the international society.

This is the 9th time Kenya is participating in this enriching program, accounting for 115 total number of Kenyan participants since the launch of the "Ship for World Youth" in 1988. Mombasa has also three times served as a port of call during which the Japanese missions have visited after the programs in Japan.

Other participating countries in the current program are: Kingdom of Bahrain; Chile; Costa Rica; Fiji; Japan; Mexico; New Zealand; Sri Lanka, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.

Kenya Embassy Official; Ms. Nelly Wanjala -4th right- with the participants

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