Presenting the Host Family Reps for 2017! They will be flown to Tokyo by the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan and honoured for their years of service to the program as a host family.

Michael Ho

Michael Ho - Host Family Rep 2017

Hi, I am Michael Ho and I teach Physics in a secondary school. My family has been hosting youth participants since 2003 and we welcome learning about the youths and their experiences.

I have been the recipient of many kind and generous hosts during my visits to other countries, so I hope to extend the same to others visiting our country too.

I am happy to be able to add to the visiting youths’ knowledge of Singapore and its people, and be part of their global experiences.

V Leelavathi

V Leelavathi - Host Family Rep 2017

My name is V Leelavathi, you can call me Lee. I am 68 years old. I have been a host family since 1986, and have hosted many different youths for the last 30 years!

I enjoy and cherish every single opportunity in hosting our youths from not only all the ASEAN countries, including Japan.

Being a host family not only allows me to share our Singapore culture and experience to our foreign youths, it is also a great way to learn about their different cultures from the various countries as well.

Through the years of hosting, I can now see the vast difference between the youths then and the youths today.