Hong Kong Youth Summit 2004
In Hong Kong, the youths of today are the leaders of tomorrow. It is therefore essential that society do its best to help these youths develop a sense of social awareness. We also aspire to encourage the exchange of ideas amongst young people and to allow a channel for them to express their ideas to the public. The Hong Kong Youth Summit 2004 aimed at developing youths' sense of belonging towards Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Youth Summit 2004 was a simulation of the General Assembly of the United Nations. In the Summit, participants will analyse current issues from different perspectives, discuss the issues thoroughly and finally draft proposals for improvement to the government. We hope that through this process, youths will learn the importance of considering the interests of Hong Kong as a whole. 160 Forms Four and Six students from local and international schools throughout Hong Kong were invited for this project.
Interflow Camp 2004
The theme "G Generation" of the Interflow Camp that year was about globalization and the role that the participants should play. The theme was set because we hoped to arouse the concern of participants about the international community. We would also like our participants to have a better understanding on poverty, malnutrition and other problems which are threatening the whole world.
Hong Kong is an international city and its ties with the rest of the world are tight. Therefore, students should have a stronger sense of global citizenship and develop an interest to concern for global issues. They should be encouraged to analyze and interpret international issues from a broader global perspective. Through the interflow camp, we hoped that our participants could learn to be conscientious and responsible members of the international community. They should be able to comprehend the interdependence of different cities, nations and continents so that they could be most committed to take a more active role in global issues. Also, by identifying the problems the world is facing, we hoped that participants could also suggest solutions to these problems and help build a better place to live in. 120 Secondary 3 to 5 students from 34 secondary schools were invited for this project.
Student Leaders of Tomorrow Scheme 2004
Student Leaders of Tomorrow Scheme was a pioneer approach to traditional leadership training of the Hong Kong Outstanding Students' Association. That year, the theme of our scheme is known as "My Portrait as a Youth". The aim was to help student leaders to better observe and understand, while at the same time observe themselves—have a clearer self-image. Unlike the usual leadership training schemes, this scheme provided more than leadership skills and served as a medium for student leaders. Participants were able to extend their scope of the world, as we focused on training participants by allowing them interaction with outstanding social leaders of different sectors of the community, thus enabling them realize their own values through participation. We hoped that they could bring what they had acquired back to school through their reputation of student leaders at schools and pass it on to other students, especially the future leaders. 50 Chairpersons and Vice-chairpersons of Students' Association of schools were invited for this project.