The Uni-Y Study Mission took place from 23 – 26 February 2013 to Hong Kong with a group of 9 Uni-Y members from SMU and NUS. The objectives of the Uni-Y Study Mission was to expose both staff and Uni-Y leaders to other YMCA’s youth programmes, learn best
practices, foster international friendship and promote cultural practices.
The Study Mission brought the team to the office of Mr Kohei Yamada, the General Secretary of the Asia and Pacific Alliance of YMCAs (APAY) for a breakfast meeting where he shared openly on the works of APAY as well as to encourage the Uni-Y leaders to take on a proactive role in engaging and rallying their peers in serving their local community. The team also had the privilege to interact and network with the staff, Uni-Y and College-Y of the Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong, as well as the staff and Campus-Y leaders from YMCA of Hong Kong. It was indeed an enriching experience for each member of the Singapore team, and it is of great hope that the trip would enable us to bring Uni-Y Singapore to greater heights!