2008 is my most special year in my life!!! In this year, I’ve been choosen as Indonesia Participant Youth (IPY) for 35th the Ship for Southeast Asian youth Program (SSEAYP) ASEAN-Japan as representative of East Java Province.
At the first time, I thought it just exchange like other student exchanges or youth exchanges. But I found more there! SSEAYP’s program helps me to discover and develop my potential. Solidarity Group, Discussion Group, Culture Night, Club Activity, Homestay, and other interaction with other PYs (Participating Youths) really helped me to find inside of me, especially my potential. SSEAYP also gave me a new family, experiance, and life values. SSEAYP offered us choices, make it as “chance” or “trip only”. It would be our chance if we really enjoy that trip and take values of every moment in SSEAYP.
SSEAYP offered us friendship and brotherhood of ASEAN-Japan youths, taste a new life experiance in others countries. SSEAYP trip also encourage me to be “real youth” not just ordinary youth, but youth who can contribute to his society. I proud to be a part of SSEAYP! If you ask me how to describe how I proud as a part of SSEATP, I like to say “cover a day with special days”…
Donny ‘SSEAYP 2008