Ship for World Youth Alumni Association (SWYAA)
SWYAA is a comprehensive naming for all the alumni associations established by the past participants (ex-PYs) of the Ship for World Youth (SWY) program.
Each country has an association, founded with the purpose of continuing the spirit that was fostered through the SWY program. The main activities of the SWYAAs include, but are not limited to, updating contact information for members, planning and managing post-program activities such as those that contribute to society in their country, strengthening ties with Japanese Embassies and the Government of Japan, as well as supporting future participants of the program.
There are five main objectives of the SWYAA:
- To provide a means of communication for the former and present participants of the SWY program.
- To provide a means of communication between Alumni Association members and the Japanese Government.
- To provide information and develop domestic and international networks.
- To organize activities locally and internationally which would establish new social, volunteer and development initiatives.
- To strengthen relationships among Alumni Associations in order to achieve common goals.