Freedom for Excellence

Freedom for Excellence

Freedom for Excellence. This is a phrase I like best among everything I have learned from World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific (WYA AP) as an intern. Right now, there are seven of us: three international interns, including myself, from Indonesia, Vietnam and Japan, and four Filipino interns. As interns, aside from our daily tasks and … Continue reading

“Human Rights is the universal language of the powerless” – EU Special Rep. for Human Rights Lambrinidis

“Human Rights is the universal language of the powerless” – EU Special Rep. for Human Rights Lambrinidis

WYA Europe’s latest update from European Parliament, this time a report on the Intervention of the European Union’s Special Representative for Human Rights.   On Monday 13th, the European Parliament Sub-Committee on Human Rights had an open discussion with Stavros Lambrinidis. Mr Lambrinidis, a former Greek minister for foreign affairs has been the European Union … Continue reading

Indonesia, the World and the Future I See

Indonesia, the World and the Future I See

Once I get back to Indonesia, I will be a changed man. There will be high expectations of me as I represent two organizations from which I have learned so much these past weeks. They have been life-changing experiences from which I have learned leadership, professional behavior and solidarity. My journey began with the Global … Continue reading

WYA Europe Report on Commissioner Hearings

WYA Europe Report on Commissioner Hearings

Since the 30th of September, WYA has been closely following European Parliament Commissioner Nominee hearings relevant to dignity, the family, and youth. WYA’s interns maintained a presence at some of these hearings, and this article summarises the content of these procedures. This process allows the European Parliament (EP) to screen the candidates for the highest … Continue reading

It starts with one

It starts with one

“Can you give me three dollars?” These were the words that continue to make me ponder. I have lived in Japan for more than 23 years and it was the first time that I met a beggar in my country who asked me for three dollars. I began to realize that that incident wasn’t the … Continue reading

Investing in the Family

Investing in the Family

The past week, I accompanied Clare and Marie, the WYA North America Director and Director of Operations respectively, to a high school in the city for the school’s first WYA Chapter meeting of the year. There we met students who are interested in learning about WYA and becoming more involved in our organization. We saw … Continue reading

My New Pair of Eyes

My New Pair of Eyes

It’s been almost two months since I first arrived in the Philippines to join the Regional Internship Program of World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific. Despite the short period of time that I had been in this new country, I already gained a lot of amazing journeys, wonderful experiences and great friends. I also found a … Continue reading