Home away from home for Japanese students

|     Aziz Idris     |

FIFTEEN Japanese university students will experience Bruneian hospitality during a two-day homestay programme with local families as part of the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) Outbound Programme 2018 for Judo Exchange.

A homestay matching session was held at the Youth Centre yesterday. Seven foster parents will invite the Japanese students to their homes in an informal environment while spending time as a family member.

A programme representative said the homestay is one of the most valued programmes for JENESYS participants where their experiences in the grassroots level will always remain close to their hearts. Countless friendships have been made thanks to the host families who participated in the programme.

The students arrived in Brunei on January 23 and were actively involved in promoting Judo at Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College and the Sports School. The students also visited places of interest in Bandar Seri Begawan.

Acting Deputy Director of Youth and Sports, Muhammad Ihsan Sabri bin Haji Abdul Manap was the guest of honour.

Acting Deputy Director of Youth and Sports Muhammad Ihsan Sabri bin Haji Abdul Manap in a group photo. – AZIZ IDRIS