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Asian Pacific Children's Convention (APCC) Mission Project 2014

Thimphu, Bhutan

26th - 31st March 2014

 

The Scouts & Culture Education Division, Department of Youth & Sports, Ministry of Education in collaboration with Asian Pacific Children Convention (APCC), Fukuoka, Japan, hosted APCC Mission Project 2014 at Thimphu from 26- 31 March, 2014. Through this project, youth exchange programme involving both Bhutanese and Japanese children have been taking place since 1989.


The objectives of the Mission Project are to:

 

- Promote grass-root international exchange for children, y ouths and their families based on the APCC model.

- Provide platforms for children to understand each other's culture and traditions

- Create awareness among children a sense of global partners

 

During the APCC Mission Project, 15 Junior Ambassadors and 3 Chaperons from Japan visited Bhutan. The Junior Ambassadors stayed with Bhutanese host child and families to experience Bhutanese culture and traditions. They also visited one of the schools in Thimphu and took part in other educational activities.


This was a wonderful opportunity to show case our Bhutanese way of life, culture and tradition, and in particular the Bhutanese hospitality. It was also an opportunity for our Bhutanese children to meet and make Japanese friends.

 

Sl. No.

Japanese participants

Gender

Bhutanese Host Friend

Host family details

1

Kurumi Okita

Female

Passang Dema

Sangay Choden, Dzongkhag Development Commission

2

Mirei Aoto

Female

Karma Choni

Kinley Pelden, BAFRA

3

Tamaki Saito

Female

Namgay Lhamo

Choki Zangmo, Housewife

4

Tomoko Watanabe

Female

Tenzin Zangmo

Dorji Wangchuk, Dept. of Agriculture

5

Yuna Hara

Female

Sangay Lakshay Yangzom

Pelden, Businessman

6

Mone Sugahara

Female

Tashi Dolker

Kuenzang Choden, BPC

7

Marimo Mori

Female

Dorji Yangden

Tshering Yangzom, DAHE

8

Asumi Oyama

Female

Tashi Lhamo

Sonam Choden, Teacher, Dechencholing MSS

9

Yuto Sakaguchi

Male

Dechog Namgay

Rinzin Wangmo, DYS

10

Kaito Igawa

Male

Tashi Dhendup

Sonam Choden, Teacher

11

Gaku Mizuta

Male

Palden Yoezer Dorji

Khandu Dorji, REC

12

Shunyo Koike

Male

Jampel Shenyen

Tashi Deki, Teacher, Jigme Namgyel LSS

13

Haruka Miyashita

Female

Escort

14

Mikako Yaji

Female

Escort

15

Kuniko Kittaka

Female

Escort