Mr Fred Oge, an APTC graduate in Certificate III I in Painting and Decorating took the opportunity to share his knowledge while on board MV Fuji Maru. He was part of a youth exchange program on the 23rd Ship for World Youth Program, funded by the Government of Japan.
Mr Oge, who led a club activity on Solomon Islands traditional motif arts, said that he felt humbled to be able to share his art skills with university graduates and youth from around the world. The international youth delegates came from Australia, the Kingdom of Bahrain, Chile, the Fiji Islands, Japan, the United Mexican States, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Sultanate of Oman, Sweden, Tanzania, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
Also on board were Solomon Islands APTC Alumni, Jorrindellah Bulehite, Sohia Tango, and Patricia Gegeu. Mr Oge said that their journey took them to Fiji, Australia, Vanuatu, and Okinawa and Tokyo in Japan, and they were privileged to meet with the Prime Ministers of Japan and Fiji.