SWYAA Winter Clothing Donation Campaign

In many countries around the world, too many people often lack basic clothing. This challenge is amplified particularly during the winter months. We hope to engage as many of the SWY Alumni and Associations as possible to take part in the Winter Clothing Campaign. Our main objective is to gather and donate winter clothing items […]

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Humans of SWY

Follow Humans of SWY son Instagram – an initiative of SWY 29 Ex-JPY Yuki Yamamoto. https://www.instagram.com/humansofswy   Here’s a taste: “I’ve spent my whole life sort of in this limbo where on the one hand I really resented being indigenous because my mother’s Inuk but my father’s not; he’s white. As a kid, a lot […]

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11th Global Assembly to take place in UAE

The Global Assembly aims to foster cultural understanding, enhance communication skills among diverse cultures and create an international platform for youth to promote cross-cultural cooperation and understanding allowing those youth to develop common perspectives about many of the pressing issues that require innovative solutions, in addition to highlighting the UAE government’s role in supporting and […]

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SWY29 Testimonial – Henry Tsang

If world peace existed, what would it look like? I’ve seen it with my own eyes: Buyo dancers, Bollywood dancers, Lakalaka dancers and Hip-Hop dancers dance to each other’s rhythms. Sumo wrestlers, capoeira fighters and ninjas practice each other’s art. Maori, Inuit and Ryukyuan sing each other’s folk songs. Christians, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists revere […]

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BLOOM – Be A Leader and Open Other’s Minds

Guest post by Kevin Kobayashi On January 24, 2017 Prime Minister Mr. Shinzo Abe compared SWY PY’s to buds of the sakura tree.  As one develops and flourishes into blossoming leaders, their true beauty inside and out is revealed to the world. In the past 5 months since SWY 29, the world has been my […]

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Happy Pride Month Saskatoon! 

Thank you OUTSaskatoon and the USSU Pride Centre for supporting a Pride Space during SWY 29. Young global leaders from 11 countries came together to share experiences and learn tools to create safe spaces in their own communities. Building a more loving and accepting world, one step at a time. Happy Pride Month Saskatoon! Stephanie Shyluk

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Participating countries for SWY 30 (2018) announced

The participating countries for the 30th edition of the SWY program, which will happen in 2018 between January 17th and March 4, have been announced! They are: Australia, India, Mexico, Mozambique, Oman, Peru, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka and of course Japan!

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Cross Cultural Understanding in a Globalized World

Kyiv, Ukraine Cross Cultural Understanding in a Globalized World Diversity and inclusion is a concept best learned by experience, not research. On March 20th, 2017 I was fortunate enough to deepen my understanding of cross-cultural understanding with a group of fascinating students from Kyiv, Ukraine. Coincidentally, the visit to The European Collegium was to speak about […]

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SWY 29 Delegation Media Coverage

The all-star Canadian delegation for the Ship for World Youth Global Leaders Program (SWY 29) are getting some good buzz in both online and print media. Here’s a list of the ones we’ve tracked so far! 1. The Guardian – Jennifer Whitaker gets a feature article – P.E.I. resident ready to learn on the high seas (PDF) 2. McGill University – […]

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