Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) welcomed its newest Håfa Adai Pledge members University of Guam (UOG) Professional & International Programs (PIP), which included English Adventure Camp, Sports Adventure Camp, and students from the Wasegaku High School of Japan at a special ceremony held on June 19, 2019 at the UOG Calvo Fieldhouse. From left, UOG PIP Director Carlos R. Taitano; UOG President Thomas W. Krise; GVB Vice President Bobby Alvarez; and Wasegaku High School of Japan Chairman and Principal Tatsumi Moriya
Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) welcomed its newest Håfa Adai Pledge members University of Guam (UOG) Professional & International Programs (PIP), which included English Adventure Camp, Sports Adventure Camp, and students from the Wasegaku High School of Japan at a special ceremony held on June 19, 2019 at the UOG Calvo Fieldhouse. From left, UOG PIP Director Carlos R. Taitano; UOG President Thomas W. Krise; GVB Vice President Bobby Alvarez; and Wasegaku High School of Japan Chairman and Principal Tatsumi Moriya

Håfa Adai Pledge Ceremony unites more than 300 cultural exchange participants from Japan

by Josh Tyquiengco
Guam Visitors Bureau

(Friday, June 21, 2019) — The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) joined the University of Guam (UOG) on June 19, 2019 as they welcomed the UOG Professional and International Programs (PIP), English Adventure Camp, Sports Adventure Camp, and students from the Wasegaku High School of Japan as the newest members of the Håfa Adai Pledge Program. UOG hosted a full day of cultural exchange and sports activities ranging from basketball, soccer, weaving, and cultural dance. The event concluded with a special Håfa Adai Pledge ceremony with more than 300 individuals taking the pledge to promote Guam’s culture. According to UOG PIP Director Carlos R. Taitano, this trip marks the tenth visit to Guam by Wasegaku High School students.

GVB Vice President Bobby Alvarez shared, “Håfa Adai means so many things. It means respect, care, peace, friendship, and love. These are all the things we extend to our visitors and each other when we welcome others with Håfa Adai.”

The Guam Visitors Bureau would like to thank the University of Guam and its Professional and International Programs (PIP) for their ongoing efforts in hosting visitors from overseas and sharing Guam’s unique culture and hospitality. Si Yu’os Ma’åse’ to all participants for their contribution in making Guam a better place to live, work, and visit.

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