The University of the East congratulates Mr. Christian Kenrich O. Yu, a Grade 12 Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) Strand student of the UE Basic Education Department (BED)-Caloocan, for being one of the 19 delegates selected for the Japan-East Asian Network of Exchange Students and Youths (JENESYS) Programme, the theme of which is “Language and Culture!”
Mr. Yu, the sole UE student who qualified for the programme this year, applied for the program at the recommendation of his adviser, Mr. Roger Christopher R. Reyes, a UE BED Caloocan faculty member and a 2008 alumnus of the JENESYS Programme.
As a JENESYS delegate or student ambassador, Mr. Yu will immerse in Japanese culture and learn about Japanese society through workshops, school visits and spending time with a host family. Per Mr. Yu, he hopes that his experience in Japan will give additional knowledge that will help him improve UE BED Caloocan’s Foreign Language Club.
Mr. Yu is the most recent UE student to participate in the JENESYS Programme. Nard Hartney S. Molina, a 2013 graduate of the UE College of Business Administration-Caloocan, became a student ambassador of the JENESYS Programme in 2010, while he was a UE CBA Caloocan student.
Founded in 2007, the JENESYS Programme is an initiative by the Government of Japan (GOJ) to continuously promote a people-to-people exchange between Japan and ASEAN member states, and between Japan and other countries in the regions of the Asia-Pacific.
Applicants for the programme must be currently enrolled in high school and must not have been to Japan prior to acceptance in the programme. The JENESYS Programme in the Philippines is sponsored by the Japan International Cooperation Center in coordination with the Philippines’ National Youth Commission.
Congratulations and Kudos, Warrior Exchange Student!