Annual Report (Paraguay, 2002)
POST PROGRAM ACTIVITIES
Some expyLs had interviews with newspapers
and radio stations about their life in Paraguay
after a year of the SWY program, in January.
Because we all ex-pys live in the capital of Paraguay we have general meetings the first friday of each month, where rotate houses to held the meetings, and discuss many topics like: the post program activities, how the ship experience affected our lives and goals, what we can do to have the program again in Paraguay , the homestay network and futures plans.
As the year 2001, we have been involved quite close with the japanese embassy,and the japanese-paraguayan association(where we all became members), we help to organize many events during the year like:
- Organization of Japanese Art exhibition, colaborating with the Embassy, in April.
- Organization of Japanese Week, colaborating with the Embassy, in May.
- Volunteering as an Association during the National Charity Month, on May.
We continued with the fund rising among delegates to increase our bank account.
Some expys started japanese lessons during december at the Japanese-Paraguayan center.
As the year 2001, we where very lucky to
host many ex-pys from the SWY13 program from
many differents parts of the World. In March
we received Sayuri Diaz from Venezuela, Dalia
Bali from Mexico, Toshihiro Yahagi from Japan,
and Masami Nomoto who is formaly living in
a city called La Colmena, where sheLs going
to work for 2 years as a JICA volunteer.
In September we had more visitors Francisco Hammersley from Chile, Constanza Jimenez from Spain and Paul Zoubkov from New Zealand. They all stayed in a delegateLs house, and were taken to visit the most attractive places all around the country.
As the first delegation that was invited
from Paraguay, we still feel very lucky and
proud of the great experienced we had almost
3 years ago. Sometimes it feels like a dream,
sometimes it feels like it was so long ago,
but having so many friends around the world
and the almost every day contact through
mails and internet makes us realice this
is just getting started. Even though we dont
have the certainty of when then program will
come back to Paraguay, we dont stop to make
our best efforts in order to deserve it and
to thank Japanese Government, IYEO, and everyone
involved in SWY.
Anahi Duarte Sckell
Assistant Key person / Batch representative
SWY 13, Paraguayan Delegation