For the third time in four years, Brazil has been invited to an interexchange program held by the Japanese government. Nine delegates will take part on the newborn Global Leaders Development Program (GLDP) which will replace the Ship For World Youth Program (SWY) in 2014.
Unlike what happened to other batches, SWYAA Brasil and the Japanese Embassy in Brazil were responsible for the selection of the participants. Most of the new participating youth (PY) study or has studied Japan-related subjects on their graduations and speak Japanese in different levels of comprehension.
GLDP Brazilian delegation is composed by:
Leonardo Kajioka Nardon (National Leader - SWY 18 PY)
Filipe Rocchetti Girardi (Brazilian Ministry of Education employee)
Guilherme Hitoshi Kaneko (State University of Maringá)
Geovana Callasans Veras Pessoa (University of Brasília)
Lázaro Rennan de Sousa Viana (University of Brasília)
Naiara Ferreira Martins (University of Brasília)
Ana Maria Sigas Picchini (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul)
Patricia Nunes de Assis (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
Felipe Lopes Barcelos (University of Brasília)
The other participating countries of GLDP are Bahrain, Fiji, India, Japan, Mexico, Sweden, Tanzania and Turkey. All the delegates will arrive in Japan on January 22 and participate of pre-program and training sessions until February 3. From Febrary 4 to February 12, PY will sail onboard the MS Nippon Maru ship. Participants will organize seminars, prepare a National Presentation and visit the city of Ishinomaki.
After leaving the ship, Japanese PY will visit, from February 13 to February 20, Bahrein, Fiji, Mexico and Turkey and take part of activities with the local youth and ex-PY of SWY former editions.
Good luck, guys!