THE 28th ASIAN PACIFIC CHILDRENS CONVENTION, FUKUOKA JAPAN
Each year, 6 children are selected by the Australia Japan Society of Victoria (AJSV) to attend the Asian Pacific Children’s Convention (APCC) in Fukuoka, Japan. A chaperone is required to assist the AJSV Liaison officer with the briefing and preparations for the visit as well as attending the convention. The chaperone will be responsible for the care of the children, both while travelling and in Japan (approx. two weeks), assisted by a Peace Ambassador. Whilst in Japan, the chaperone will fully participate in the APCC program including homestay with a Japanese family, school visit, camp and other events/activities organised by the APCC/host families. There is no opportunity for independent travel or sightseeing during the convention. Meals, accommodation and transport whilst in Japan are provided.
Final dates of this year’s convention will not be known until late May however, it will be from approximately 10 July to 24 July (approx.) and does not fully coincide with Australian school holidays. It should be noted that this is a voluntary position and it is anticipated that the selected person will have experience with children, particularly those in upper primary school.
Airfares and travel insurance will be covered by AJSV but AJSV membership, spending money, passports etc are the responsibility of the selected person. A Working with Children’s check will be required prior to the trip. Japanese language will be an advantage but is not essential but interest in Japan is essential!
Expressions of interest in this position should be forwarded, together with a brief resume to the Australia Japan Society of Victoria office no later than 4.00pm on Monday, March 7th, 2016. Applications should include relevant experience with upper Primary School aged children, details of past travel including Japan as well as any other relevant qualifications. You should also provide your reasons for wishing to be part of the program. Short listed applicants will be invited to an interview with members of AJSV Committee of Management. Interviews will be arranged following this date. Male and female applicants are encouraged as the six children consist of three boys and three girls.
Information about the APCC can be found at AJSV website.
For further information, please email Heather Darbyshire (AJSV-APCC Liaison Officer).
Applications should be sent to:
Australia-Japan Society of Victoria
Level 2, 99 Queen Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Email: AJSV Office (**email application is acceptable)