MARCH 2016 – Tokyo Conference 2016 – first two days

Four days, 32 different nationalities and endless opportunities. The Tokyo Conference 2016 is the largest in the history of the SWY-program and brings together representatives from all the member countries of the Ship for World Youth Alumni Association International (SWYAA International) for the first time. Here is a short recap of the first two days. The […]

FEBRUARY 2016 – Our 2015 Annual Country Report submitted to Japan

On the 18th of January 2016 our small alumni had compiled most of our activities in the Annual Country Report for 2015 and submitted the document to the secretariat in Japan. 2015 has been a year of small but important social contribution actions, made in response to disasters as well as planned donations and a […]

8th Global Assembly – Turkey 2014

On the 30th of August 2014 more than 150 representatives from 24 nations worldwide gathered in Istanbul, Turkey to attend the 8th SWYAA Global Assembly hosted by SWYAA Turkey and IYEO (International youth exchange organisation of Japan). The week offered great opportunities for networking, reviving old friendships, experiencing historical sights and discovering todays vibrant modern […]

Official reception at the Japanese ambassador’s residence

Alumni members from both SWY and GLDP attended a courtesy reception at the Japanse ambassador’s residence on the 16th of May 2014. The function was a great success, with both informal discussions, updates on upcoming cooperations between our countries, dance performance and practice and an all new revelation about yet another cultural similarity between Japan […]

Från vardagsliv i Tokushima till karaoke i Shinjuku

Den svenska och den tanzaniska delegationen begav sig tillsammans mot Haneda airport för att flyga vidare till Tokushima som ligger på den västra sidan av Shikoku. Under resan hade vi ett fantastiskt väder och överflygningen av Mount Fuji gav oss tillfället att ta några riktigt häftiga bilder av vulkanen. Efter ankomsten och ett varmt välkomnande på flygplatsen bar det av mot Tokushima […]

Svenska GLDP-delegationen på plats i Japan

Nu är det äntligen igång! Global Leaders Development Program, även kallat GLDP, pågår just nu. Det är ett nytt program för globalt kulturutbyte sponsrat av Japanska regeringen – The Cabinet Office of Japan. Programmet har ärvt mycket av sitt upplägg och mål från Ship for World Youth (SWY), som organiserats i decennier, och även GLDP […]

Global assembly in Peru 2013

Ancient ruins, sparkling pisco, intriguing history, lively dance performances and unforgettable cebiche-experiences. These are only a handful things that made the 7th Global assembly in Peru such an unforgettable experience. The GA-team really delivered on all aspects – where the social contribution activities where only one high point of programme. Above: Name tags recieved upon […]

First Nordic Reunion ever in archipelago paradise

For the first time ever members from the SWYAA from the Nordic countries Finland, Sweden and Norway unite, invited to the picturesque island of Åland located between Finland and Sweden. The true SWY spirit arrived with our guests, ex-PYs from nine countries. The highlight of the reunion was the Hiroshima Memorial Evening were we performed […]

One world. One family.

Right now Japan is struggling with a leaking power plant and to rise after tsunami and earthquakes. The situation is acute. Our Japanese friends and their families are with us all the time in our thoughts. In this chaotic situation are many Japanese people showing a calm determination. My friend Kyo that participated in SWY10 […]