The Egyptian Alumni Association of the Japanese Ship for World Youth (EASWY) collaborated with the Japanese embassy in Cairo to hold an event on the evening of 11 September at the embassy under the theme: Banding Together…Keeping the spirit of the Ship for World Youth of Japan…Connecting To and Through the Arts”.
The Ship for World Youth (SWY) programme, operated by the Japanese government involves youths from Japan and countries around the world. The participants board the Ship for World Youth, live together, and 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 ship calls at a number of ports where off board activities work to enrich the experience. The SWY programme which began in 1988, marked its 25th voyage in 2013.
In Cairo, the young alumni launched ideas and projects that aimed at creating a global identity. Sun Mi Park, the Real Sun, an artist, entrepreneur, educator, community builder, and healer-in-training from Canada., gave a stunning performance The Real Sun is currently the Interim Director at Lost Lyrics, a mobile and innovative learning incubator that empowers young people to create a bridge of knowledge between the streets and the classroom in Toronto. She is also the creator and CEO of The Real Sun enterprises, which provides various services and products based in four pillars: Art, Education, Healing, and Social Justice.
She released her first album titled Rise in 2008, and more recently Horizon in 2014. She has performed on stages across Canada, USA, Korea, Japan, Singapore and Peru.
The Egyptian Wael Khedr gave a guitar performance, and the New Zealander Ramon Narayan a magnificent poetry recital.
15 September 2014