Interest in environment takes sports captain to Japan

The captain of the PNG national men’s hockey team in the 2015 Pacific Games Milton Kisapai has stepped out of his sporting boundaries to represent PNG in an Environment program in Japan.

Apart from playing hockey, Milton has a genuine concern for the environment that is now taking him to Japan for the International Youth Conference which is part of the International Exchange Program that offers components for discussions in Education, Environment and Culture.

Milton has chosen environment which is his main area of interest with the sub-topic of study including water, hygiene and sanitation.

As a captain of the PNG national men’s hockey team during the Pacific Games in 2015, he is also an active member of the PNG Athletes Commission involving in PNG Olympic Committee’s Sports and Environment programs.

His enthusiasm in the various sports and environment programs with the PNGOC earned him the recognition and recommendation to attend the conference.

The program is a fully funded initiative of the Japanese government and through their embassies sent out invitations to organisations around the world with programs similar to the ones they were offering for the conference.

His passion for the environment also reflected in his field of study in Marine Biology at the University of Papua New Guinea.

The conference will be held in various locations in Japan with the first phase in Tokyo.

The program will also see those visiting places in Japan such as Shimane and Kagawa.

He encouraged other young men and women to be involved in various community programs as volunteers so that they too can have the opportunity to attend training and conferences such as this to broaden their understanding and awareness of their areas of interests.

Lamech Jinimbo