The National Youth Commission (NYC) opens the application to the short-term invitation under the exchange project with Asia-Oceania and North America, also known as the Kizuna Project, to be held in Japan on December this year and on March 2013.
Kizuna is the Japanese word for bond or tie.
The Kizuna project is jointly implemented by the Japan Information and Culture Center of the Embassy of Japan in Manila, the NYC, and the Japan International Cooperation Center.
Under the project, more than 200 Filipino college students aged 18 to 24 will have the opportunity to participate in programs that are part of the reconstruction plans of the Japanese government. It aims to promote global understanding of Japan’s revival efforts in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Eight slots for Filipino supervisors aged 30 to 55 can also be availed.
Delegates will be provided with a round-trip airfare (Manila-Japan-Manila), food, accommodation, and local transportation in Japan, where they will stay for 10 days. The round-trip transportation from point of origin to Manila shall be shouldered by the participants.
To know more about the program and its requirements, interested applicants may download the briefer, application forms, and list of requirements at www.nyc.gov.ph.
The deadline for submission of application and requirements is 5 p.m. on Sept. 28.
Application forms and requirements may be submitted through a courier or personally to NYC Northern Luzon area office located at 2F Forest Inn, Legarda Road, Baguio City.
For inquiries, call Area Officer Jun Angeles at 619-0511.