Youth Cultural Exchange - 2007
the inter-regional meeting in
Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, July 2005, Small
Islands Voice partners put forward a proposal for an inter-regional
cultural exchange among young islanders from the Caribbean region
and the Pacific. Previous
exchanges, such as between the Maldives and Seychelles,
have shown that island to island exchange activities have multiple
benefits including the sharing of sustainable island lifestyles,
education for sustainable development, and culture (drama, art,
Pacific/Caribbean exchange, for which funding is presently being
sought, will involve a minimum of ten young people and their
chaperone who will visit the Cook Islands from 23 July to 4
August 2007. The dates have been selected to coincide with the
Cook Islands Constitution celebrations.
young people will be selected by their countries based on their
proactive involvement in Small Islands Voice activities and
their interest and knowledge in exploring different island cultures.
Local competitions may be held to select the youth participants.
It is anticipated that they will be aged between 15 and 18 years.
their time in Cook Islands, the Pacific and Caribbean youth
a follow-up to the exchange the youth from the Caribbean and
Cook Islands will implement projects in their respective countries.
is anticipated that through this exchange:
exchange is being organized by Imogen Ingram of the Island Sustainability
Alliance C.I. Inc., Rarotonga, Cook Islands