Two Vic Park residents find motivation on Japanese cruise ship

Victoria Park residents Jessica Bennett-Hullin and Regan Ashley at the Emperor of Japan’s birthday celebration in Perth.
Victoria Park residents Jessica Bennett-Hullin and Regan Ashley at the Emperor of Japan’s birthday celebration in Perth.

TWO Victoria Park residents will be finding motivation for the next chapter of their lives on a Japanese cruise ship among 300 representatives from around the world.

Victoria Park residents Jessica Bennett-Hullin and Regan Ashley will spend six weeks on the Nippon Maru cruise ship as part of The Ship for World Youth program.

Funded by the Japanese government, the program trains young leaders to enhance their international outlook and establish strong human networks through international co-operation.

Ms Bennett-Hullin said she hoped the program would support her in choosing a direction in life.

“Whether that is to stay within the disability industry, where I currently work, or pursue public health, for which I completed a masters degree in 2018,” she said.

“After this program, I aim to be more confident in cross cultural communication, team work, leadership and project management which will enable me to positively impact the lives of others.”

Mr Ashley said his participation in the 2015 program motivated him to work towards greater positive social change and he returned to the program as National Leader.

“Since completing the Ship for World Youth program, I have become heavily involved in Rotary, running the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards and also being appointed to the Rotary Club of Crawley’s Board and will become Club President next June,” he said.

The 11 Australian delegates and national leader will depart for the six weeks program in January.