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Greetings from The Japan Foundation, Jakarta.
The Japan Foundation, Jakarta, are currently organizing, Hope and Dreams (HANDs) Project.
HANDs-Call-for-Application-212x300HANDs Project, is a bi-annual youth exchange project, aiming to nurture a sense of common feeling and coexistence as a community shared by the people of Asia, initiated by The Japan Foundation Asia Center. As a program, HANDs promotes dialogue and exchange among youth in Japan and Asian countries in order to deepen mutual understanding. HANDs also promotes the formation of a network among young leaders, as well as promotes collaborative efforts among them, in the field of intellectual dialogue on disaster education issues.
In the first year (2014), the selected participants will have an opportunity to do a study trip for 20 days to Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Japan to learn about disaster education in each country.
The first trip, is scheduled to visit Indonesia and Philippines from September 25 – October 5 2014 (for 10 days), while the second trip is scheduled to visit Thailand and Japan in January/February 2015 (date TBC, for 10 days). For the second year (2015), the selected participants are expected to initiate a network of youths, university students and young professionals, focusing on disaster education related issues. Participants are encouraged to propose a new project on disaster education regarding topic of the year to the Japan Foundation Asia Center.
In short, we are looking for participants who can 1) join the two trips a) from September 25 to October 5, 2014 and b) January to February, 2015 , and learn as much as you can and develop your idea, and 2) actually implement the best project ideas in the year of 2015 in your local communities. Therefore we are now open a Call for Applications until August 13, 2014.
For more information and the application form can be downloaded in our website:

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