South East Asia Youth Ambassador

The University of Bohol (UB) - recognizing scholarship, character, service, and leadership -  is keen on their support to the youth and their holistic development.

The UB family gives its moral and financial support to its graduate student, Ms. Ivy Olavides Pacaldo, who was recently chosen by the National Youth Commission (NYC) as a Youth Ambassador of the Philippines to the ASEAN countries and Japan through the 35th Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program (SSEAYP), an annual youth exchange program sponsored by the Japanese Government.

The SSEAYP gathers more than 300 youth leaders from the Southeast Asian Region and Japan to foster understanding, friendship, and cooperation among the youth and the countries they represent amidst differences of cultural, sociological, and religious backgrounds.  Aboard on a cruise ship, "Nippon Maru," the youth ambassadors will visit Japan, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand.

While building her career as a teacher in one of the schools in Tagbilaran, Ms. Pacaldo is taking up her master's degree in English at UB where she finished her bachelor's degree in Secondary Education; and graduated with a leadership award from the NYC after having served as a student leader. 

At present, Ms. Pacaldo, who hails from Jagna, Bohol, is an active member of the Junior Chamber International - Bohol Chocolate Hills, an organization that promotes leadership and entrepreneurship skills. She also serves the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) as a youth volunteer.
It can be recalled that UB also supported its faculty member, Dr. Janice B. Tirol, who joined the SSEAYP in 2007.