30th Asian Pacific Children’s Convention in Fukuoka, Japan
Niko Nakayama is going to Japan to attend the 30th Asian Pacific Children’s Convention in Fukuoka, Japan in July. This is an international camp for approximately 300, 11 year old children from all over the Asia-Pacific region. This year, 6 children, 1 young adult ambassador and 2 adult Chaperones represent Australia. This fantastic opportunity is facilitated by the Australia-Japan Society of Victoria. The Asian Pacific Children’s Convention operates with the following vision:
The Asian Pacific Children’s Convention in Fukuoka (AAPC) is a non-profit organization, which aims to promote international exchange and mutual understanding between children and young people from all over the Asian Pacific region.
The children who take part have the opportunity to exchange ideas with children from countries where the culture and climate may be very different from their own. Through spending time together, they are able to break through barriers that divide people such as language and religion. Through this program, we hope that children will grow up to become global citizens devoted to peace and understanding.
Ms Sarah Henderson MP invited Niko Nakayama to her office last Tuesday evening to present an Australian flag for her to take with her on her travels to Japan in July. This was a wonderful experience for Niko and her family and Niko is so excited to take her Australian Flag to Japan.