Weekly Desk Report from BCIO Interns


On 19th March Friday evening, we have participated in APCC Volunteer Divisional  Leaders’ Meeting. The meeting was about to inform APCC Mission Project 2010 & Wing Kids project, Dontaku festival, Charity golf tournament for fund raising. Also we have been introduced as BCIO interns and our activities.

On 20th March Saturday evening, APCC has arranged a program for nurturing the leaders of volunteer groups. It is an event that will be organized for four months and each month there will be a one program for them up to 22nd APCC. As a part of this program, APCC has invited Mr. Kobayashi, the Operating Director of 1st APCC, 1989. He shared his experience on operating the 1st APCC and at the same time managing the delegates, host families, fund and manpower. It was very nice hearing his experience and everyone inspired a lot. After that we had a dinner with Mr. Kobayashi.

Mr. Kobayashi, Mr. Iwamoto, Ms. Tama, Karuna and Salman

Group Photo-1

Program for nurturing leaders and volunteer groups

Also this week we have interviewed some PA applicants of different countries through Yahoo, MSN & Skype. It was a very nice experience to talk to them and know their views and ideas.

Interview session-1

Interview session-2

On 24th March Wednesday, we went to the airport to see off the 1st delegate of mission project that has departed from Fukuoka to Bhutan. There were 15 children and 2 chaperons in that group.

This year Mission project is being organized by five countries. The countries are Maldives, Bhutan, Thailand, Australia and Hawaii. Total numbers of 73 children along with 14 Chaperons are going to participate in this year mission project.

This is the 17th Mission Project organized by APCC since 1994.

Other than this, there is another group named Wing Kids where 18 Children and 6 Chaperons will participate in a kind of study tour in Malaysia. And they will leave Fukuoka on 27th March, Saturday.

Mission Project 2010 delegate going to Bhutan

Finally on 25th March Thursday, we attended our 1st BCIO meeting where this year PA program, PA applications from different countries, PA schedule, roles and responsibilities of BCIO HO members, structure of BCIO HO, BCIO Website and some more important issues were discussed.

BCIO Meeting-1

BCIO Meeting-2

After the meeting BCIO gave a warm welcome party for us at Nepali Restaurant …. …. …. 🙂 .

Having Fun-1

Having Fun-1

With regards