2013-2014 Activities

#1

Volunteer Training Scheme 2013

 

Introduction

Bearing the theme "To inspire, be inspired”, the forthcoming external project of Hong Kong Outstanding Students' Association (HKOSA), Volunteer Training Scheme 2013, is now open to participant application. The project stems from the belief that through serving the needy, not only will we inspire those we serve, more importantly we will be inspired by people’s stories as well. Providing participants with the opportunity to serve our society through volunteer training, Volunteer Training Scheme 2013 will enhance group bonding, as well as broaden their vision in the community through a number of Event Days.

 

Target Group

60 students from Secondary 3 to Secondary 5 (Local Schools) and Grade 9 to Grade 11 (International Schools)

 

Tentative Programme Rundown

Orientation Day

Date: Saturday, 26th October 2013

Time: 09:45 – 16:30

Venue: Queen’s College

 

TIME                 ACTIVITY

09:45 – 10:00  Registration

10:00 – 10:10  Welcoming by President of HKOSA

10:10 – 10:30  Introduction of VTS, PICs, Group Ambassadors & OCs

10:30 – 11:00  Introduction of Service Experience Week

11:00 – 11:30  Ice-Breaking Games

11:30 – 12:00  Division of Groups & Drama Introduction

12:00 – 14:00  Lunch & Drama Preparation Time

14:00 – 15:30  Drama Showcase

15:30 – 16:00  Speech by Guest of Honour

                          Ms Christine FANG

                          Chief Executive of The Hong Kong Council of Social Service

16:00 – 16:30  Speech by Guest of Honour

                          Ms YUEN How Sin

                          Agency Head of Community Drug Advisory Council

16:30 – 16:35  Pledge Ceremony

16:35 – 17:00  Photo-taking Session

17:00                Dismissal

 

Organisation Visit Week

Date: Sunday, 27th October 2013 and Saturday, 2nd November 2013


List of Guest Organisations:

1. iBakery, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals

2. PS33, Hong Kong Christian Service

3. Senior Citizen Home Safety Association

*Remarks: Participants are expected to stay longer after the visits to discuss the sharing and service proposal.


Adventure Day

Date: Sunday, 3rd November 2013

Time: 09:00 – 18:00

Venue: FHL Power Adventure Training Centre

 

Planning of Service Projects

Date: Sunday, 27th October 2013 – Thursday, 7th November 2013

Participants are expected to draft a service proposal under the guidance of Organising Committee.

 

Volunteer Day

Date: Sunday, 10th November 2013

Time: 13:45 – 17:45

Venue: Knowles Building Lecture Hall 223, The University of Hong Kong

 

TIME                         ACTIVITY

13:45 – 14:00          Registration

14:00 – 14:15          Address by Guest of Honour Professor TSUI, Lap-Chee Vice-Chancellor of The University of Hong Kong

14:15 – 14:45          Sharing by Guest of Honour

                                  Mr. William CHAN, Chun Ho

                                  Executive Director of Hong Kong Student Activity Foundation

14:45 – 15:45          Sharing Session (Organisation Visit)

15:45 – 16:00          Break

16:00 – 16:30          Sharing by Guest of Honour

                                  Mr. Wayne CHAU, Pui Por

                                  Hong Kong Spirit Ambassador 2010, Awardee of Hong Kong Volunteer Award

16:30 – 17:30          Presentation of Service Project Proposals

17:30 – 17:45          Photo-Taking

17:45                       Dismissal

 

Service Projects

Date: Saturday, 16th November 2013 – Sunday, 24th November 2013

Venue: Supporting NGO Service Centres

 

List of service centres:

1. Caritas Lok Hang Workshop

2. Kowloon City Baptist Church Neighbourhood Elderly Centre

3. Placidity Place, The Society for Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention

4. Family Support Service, The Society for Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention

5. Senior Citizen Home Safety Association

 

Closing Ceremony

Date: Saturday, 7th December 2013

Time: 13:35 – 18:30

Proposed venue: The University of Hong Kong

 

TIME                          ACTIVITY

13:35 – 14:00           Registration

14:00 – 14:20           Address by Guest of Honour

                                   Ms. Wong Fung-Yee, Margaret

                                   Assistant Community Services Secretary (Youth & Family) of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals

14:20 – 14:50           Secret Task

14:50 – 15:20           1st Round of Service Report Presentations

15:20 – 15:30           Break

15:30 – 16:00           Speech delivered by Guest of Honour

                                  Mr. Alman CHAN, Siu Cheuk  

                                  Principal of Christian Zheng Sheng College

16:00 – 17:00           2nd Round of Service Report Presentations

17:00 – 17:30           Video

17:30 – 18:00           Issuing the Certificate

18:00 – 18:30           Photo-taking

18:30                         Dismissal

 

Continuity Session

Empathy and passion are not just words, but actions. After the mentioned period of Volunteer Training Scheme 2013, there will be regular service sessions from December to May. Participants are highly recommended to join and spread the message of serving the community.

 

Entrance Requirement and Eligibility

We will send invitations to around 110 secondary schools in Hong Kong for nominations of applicants. Schools will be encouraged to nominate students demonstrating passion in serving the community to join the project. Each school will be invited to nominate a maximum of five students to participate in this activity. Self-nomination by students will also be accepted, in which case a school reference letter would be optional. Should we be unable to accept all applicants, due to the limited number of places, participants will be selected based on their past experiences, understanding in community services, and recommendation from schools (if any).

 

The participants should:

  • Have a high degree of social awareness;

  • Demonstrate initiative in taking up social responsibilities;

  • Have a passion for serving the community; and

  • Be enthusiastic, responsible and prompt.

 

Application Procedures

Application Form

Please click here to download the application form.The form must be printed out and filled in by hand for postal applications. Please be reminded that the recommendation  form from school is not compulsory. Both postal and email applications are accepted.

 

By post: P.O. Box 38195, Hing Fat Street, Hong Kong

By email: vts2013@osa.org.hk

 

Deadline of application: 4th October, 2013

 

Participation Fee

Participants have to pay $250 for this scheme.

 

Other Learning Experience Hours

For all secondary school students, the Association will provide certificates to participants if they attain satisfactory participation rates. Participants may then use the certificate to claim 20 OLE hours of social services under the agreement of the school authority.

 

#2

Hong Kong Youth Summit 2014

 

Introduction

Bearing the theme "Bridge Over Trouble Water – Social Inequity”, the forthcoming external project of Hong Kong Outstanding Students' Association (HKOSA), Youth Summit 2014, is now open to participant application.

 

The Project has long been well known as one of the largest platforms for secondary students to debate on current issues. The Summit being the bridge between passionate and foresighted students and other stakeholders of society, participants are provided with opportunities to voice their opinions as well as formulate resolutions to socio-economic issues with social significance.

 

To fulfill its aim to cultivate young leaders, the Summit also equips participants with crucial public speaking and analytic skills to develop their individual thinking and political standpoint. This training will be held through the forms of commission meetings, forums and events. To further deepen the understanding of participants on social issues, seminars and forums are conducted by eminent members of the Hong Kong Government as well as influential leaders in various sectors of society.

 

Highlighting Social Inequity, we wish to pinpoint the incumbent disadvantages many underprivileged people face in our community, and motivate our participants to reflect on the urgency of what needs to be done in order to alleviate these problems. Hong Kong Youth Summit 2014 will give the local youths a chance to investigate the problems rooted from the difference in starting points. It aims to shed lights on their understanding about the problem while raising public awareness towards it.

 

Hong Kong Youth Summit 2014 features 8 commission groups and 9 stakeholder groups. For more comprehensive understanding, each participant can only enroll in 1 commission group and 1 stakeholder group. Participants are to represent the stakeholder in our society such as government or middle income group to discuss on specific topics depending on the aspect of the commission group chosen, such as Housing, Economic, Social Welfare, etc. Participants will then put forward resolutions to specific issues through negotiations and discussions. Drafted resolutions will then be proposed, discussed and debated on in the Final Summit. The resolutions will then be sent to the press, the Legislative Council, respective government departments and related organisations such as Home Affairs Bureau, Education Bureau, Environment Bureau, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in an attempt to reflect the views of Hong Kong youths.

 

This is the best of times; this is the worst of times. Let us be the ones to build our bridge against the potent waves.

 

Target Group

100 students from Secondary 3 to Secondary 5 (Local Schools) and Grade 9 to Grade 11 (International Schools)

 

Programme Rundown

Orientation and Delegate Training Day

Date: 1st March, 2014 (Saturday)

Time: 09:30 – 18:00

Venue: CPD-LG.18, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

 

TIME                           ACTIVITY

09:30 – 10:00            Registration

10:00 – 10:05            Welcoming by the President of HKOSA

10:05 – 10:20            Introduction of Youth Summit 2014 & Organising Committee

10:20 – 11:00            Ice-breaking Games

11:20 – 12:00            Introduction of Programme Details by Project Chairpersons

12:00 – 13:00            Lunch

13:00 – 15:00            Society Game

15:00 – 17:15            Delegate training & Introduction of Commission

                                   Mr. Ronald PO

                                   Director of Capstone Prep

17:15 – 18:00           Stakeholder Group Meeting 1

 

Interviews and Excursions

Date: Saturday, 1st March 2014 - Friday, 14th March 2014

 

Forum 1

Date: Saturday, 15th March 2014

Time: 09:30 – 18:30

Venue: CBA, Chow Yei Ching Building, The University of Hong Kong

 

TIME                         ACTIVITY

09:30 – 10:00          Registration

10:00 – 10:30          Opening Speech

                                 Ms Emily MOK Fung-yee, JP

                                 Head of DBC4 Radio Campus,

                                 Digital Broadcasting Corporation Hong Kong Limited

10:30 – 11:10         Commission Seminar 1 - Media

                                 Ms. TAM, Vivian W. W.

                                 Lecturer, School of Journalism and Communication,

                                 The Chinese University of Hong Kong

11:10 – 12:30         Commission Meeting 1

12:30 – 14:00         Lunch

14:00 – 15:00         Mass Game

15:00 – 15:40         Commission Forum 1 - Social Welfare

                                 Dr. CHUNG Kim-wah

                                 Assistant Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

                                 Mr. Stephen SHIU, Yerk-yuen

                                 Hong Kong TV drama screenwriter, businessman and podcaster

15:40 – 17:00         Commission Meeting 2

17:00 – 17:40         Commission Seminar 2 - ICT

                                 Mr. Erwin HUANG

                                 CEO, Weborganic

                                 Deputy Chairman at TSL Jewellry Ltd.

17:40 – 18:30          Stakeholder Group meeting 2

 

Forum 2

Date: Sunday, 16th March 2014

Time: 09:30 – 18:30

Venue: CPD-3.04, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

 

TIME                        ACTIVITY

09:30 – 10:00         Registration

10:00 – 10:40         Commission Forum 2 - Medical and Healthcare

                                 Dr. CH YAN

                                 Clinical Assistant Professor of Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU

                                 Dr. K KWAN

                                 Resident Specialist of Queen Mary Hospital

                                 Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

                                 Dr. KC Mak

                                 Associate Consultant at Queen Mary Hospital

10:40 – 12:00         Commission Meeting 3

12:00 – 13:00         Lunch

13:00 – 13:40         Commission Seminar 3 - Political Party

                                 Prof. CHAN Kin-man

                                Director of Centre for Civil Society Studies

13:40 – 15:00         Commission Meeting 4

15:00 – 15:40         Secret Task

15:40 – 17:00         Commission Meeting 5

17:00 – 17:40         Commission Forum 3 – Housing & Real Estates

                                 Prof. Edward YIU, Chung-yim

                                 Associate Professor, Geography & Resource Management Department, 

                                The Chinese University of Hong Kong

                                 Mr. Victor SO Hing-woh, JP

                                Chairman of the Board, Urban Renewal Authority

                                 Mr. Yau Shing-mu

                                 Undersecretary for Transport and Housing

17:40 – 18:30          Stakeholder Group Meeting 3

 

Forum 3

Date: Saturday, 22nd March 2014

Time: 08:00 – 18:30

Venue: T3, Meng Wah Complex, The University of Hong Kong

 

TIME                        ACTIVITY

08:00 – 08:30         Registration

08:30 – 11:20         Commission Meeting 6

11:20 – 12:00         Commission Seminar 4 - Business

                                 Mr. George HONGCHOY

                                 Executive Director, CEO of The Link

12:00 – 13:00         Lunch

13:00 – 13:40         Commission Forum 4 - Education

                                Prof. Joseph C.W. CHAN

                                Department of Politics and Public Administration

                                The University of Hong Kong

13:40 – 17:             Mass Game

17:40 – 18:30         Stakeholder Group Meeting 4

 

Final Summit

Date: Sunday, 6th April 2014

Time: 09:30 – 21:00

Venue: CPD-LG.18, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

 

TIME                       ACTIVITY

09:30 – 10:00          Registration

10:00 – 10:10          Summit Opening

10:10 – 10:25          Briefing of Final Summit by Project Chairpersons

10:25 – 13:15          Final Summit 1

13:15 – 14:15          Lunch

14:15 – 15:15          Keynote Address

                                  Dr. CHOW Yat-ngok

                                  Chairperson of Equal Opportunities Commission

15:15 – 18:30          Final Summit 2

18:30 – 19:00          Conclusion by Project Chairpersons and Closing Ceremony

19:00 – 21:00          Closing Banquet – High table dinner

 

Working Language

All discussions will be conducted in English, and all written documents will be in English.

 

Entrance Requirement and Eligibility

Invitations will be sent to around 100 secondary schools in Hong Kong. Schools will be encouraged to nominate students who display social awareness and critical thinking skills to join the project. Application forms will also be uploaded onto our Association’s official website, so that students from schools which have not participated in our activities before can apply for the project as well. Participants will be selected based on their awareness on social issues and their willingness to contribute to society in the future. The maximum number of participants will be 100, and should there be applications greater than this quota, participants will be selected based on their understanding of current issues reflected by their answers to the questions on the application forms and recommendation

from schools. 

 

  The participants should:

  • Be Secondary 3 to Secondary 5 students in Hong Kong;

  • Display an interest in current affairs;

  • Be able to think critically;

  • Be outspoken;

  • Be conversationally fluent in Cantonese and English.

     

Other Learning Experience Hours

For all secondary school students, the Association will provide certificates to participants if they attain full participation rate. Participants may then use the certificate to claim 45 OLE hours under the agreement of the school authority.

 

Best Speaker Award

The following delegtes are being awarded with the Best Speaker Award. 

WONG, Chi-wa ........................ LOK SIN TONG LEUNG KAU KUI COLLEGE

Jack LAM, Fuk-leong ................ TSUEN WAN GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL

LEUNG Kwan-lam ................... RENAISSANCE COLLEGE

Lauren LAM, Ho-ching ............ SACRED HEART CANOSSIAN COLLEGE

Serena TSUI, Pui-han .............. CONCORDIA LUTHERAN SCHOOL

Tenny HUNG, Yick-him ............ ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE

Tony CHAN, Ka-on ................... SHUN LEE CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL

HUI Wai-yee ............................. SHUN LEE CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL

 

 

#3

Project Resonance 2014

 

Introduction

This year has come down so quickly that it is already the last external project, organised by Hong Kong Outstanding Students’ Association—Project Resonance 2014 Summer Carousel is now open to Participant application.

 

The Pearl of the Orient is the confluence of the East and the West. A wide spectrum of exotic cultures co-exists with the brief yet unique local historical background. Overwhelmed by the concept of globalisation, a set of universal cultures has flooded in and displaced the colours of our city. We see now as the critical moment to rethink our priority and take a closer look to these forgotten spots which characterise Hong Kong.

 

Eight local subcultures have been carefully chosen according to their significance in Hong Kong. Three of them are pertinent to the history of Hong Kong while the rest of them represent the ethnic minorities with the greatest population size in our society. The following listed subcultures will be studied:

  • Walled villages

  • Fishing villages

  • Old Hong Kong in 1980s

  • Filipino culture

  • Indian culture

  • Indonesian culture

  • Thai culture

  • Pakistani culture

 

Pinpointing at some local subcultures, Project Resonance aims to explore the vanishing yet compelling components of our city. Through conducting a series of cultural experience sessions, Interflow camp (I-camp) and Carnival Showcase, participants will be guided through four successive stages of learning as suggested by the conscious competence model:

Stage one: Unconscious Incompetence - "I do not know that I do not know"

Stage two: Conscious Incompetence- "I know that I do not know"

Stage three: Conscious Competence - "I know that I know"

Stage four: Unconscious Competence - "I do not know that I know – I am functioning 'auto-pilot'"

 

Participants will be divided into eight groups with respective assigned cultures. In Phase One of the project, participants will partake in three culture experience sessions in which they gain a better grasp of the assigned culture. After a carefully designed combination of site visits, interviews with ethnic minority or successors of old cultures and interest classes, they will be guided through stage one to stage three of the model.

 

In Phase Two, participants are allowed to consolidate their learning by producing a promotional video for their assigned cultures. The learning process transits from passive learning to active learning in this phase as the participants are required to search for information to complete the video by themselves. The video will serve the purpose of attracting public attention towards the Carnival Showcase and promoting the assigned cultures.

 

In Phase Three, participants will proceed to the last stage in which the subcultures become an indispensable part of their cultural recognition of Hong Kong. They will exchange their learning in the Interflow Camp and develop friendship with other groups. After the I-Camp, they will organise the Carnival Showcase to showcase for their learning. Participants are expected to station stalls in a public area, with the aims of promoting local subcultures, helping the underprivileged and realising their potentials.

 

Interflow camp has always been the most anticipated external event throughout the year. With an additional festive Carnival Showcase this year, both organising committee and participants will certainly gain an unprecedented experience in our project. In this project, not only will you have the change to appraise the beauty of cultural diversity in Hong Kong, but also have the opportunity to establish long-lasting friendship here. 

 

Don’t hesitate and join us in enlivening the receding parts of Hong Kong!

 

Target Group

80 students from Secondary 3 to Secondary 5 (Local Schools) and Grade 9 to Grade 11 (International Schools)

 

Programme Rundown

Phase One – Cultural Experience session

Orientation Day of Phase One

Date: 3rd May 2014 (Saturday)

Venue: Diocesan Boys' School

 

Cultural Experience Period

Date: 5th May 2014 (Monday) – 24th May 2014 (Saturday)

Venue: vary amongst different groups

Time: vary amongst different groups

 

Phase Two – Promotion Video Production Period

Date: 25th May 2014(Sunday) – 27th June 2014 (Friday)

 

Phase Three – Showcase Period

Orientation Day of Phase Three

Date: 1st July 2014 (Tuesday)

Venue: Main Building, The University of Hong Kong

 

Interflow Camp

Date: 20th July 2014 (Sunday) – 23rd July 2014 (Wednesday)

Venue: The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups - Jockey Club Sai Kung Outdoor Training Camp

 

Carnival Showcase

Date: 28th July 2014 (Monday)

Venue: E-Max, Kowloon Bay

Time: 09:00 - 18:00
 

Working Language

Conversational English is required to communicate with the ethnic minorities.

 

Entrance Requirement and Eligibility

Participants will be selected based on their creativity and sense of responsibility. The maximum number of participants will be 80, and should there be applications greater than this quota, participants will be selected based on their application forms.

 

The participants should:

  • Be Secondary 3 to Secondary 5 students in Hong Kong;

  • Display an interest in cultures;

  • Be able to think critically and put their plans into practice;

  • Be outspoken;

  • Be conversationally fluent in Cantonese and English.

 

Application Procedures

Application Form

Please visit here to download the application form. The form must be printed out and filled in by hand for postal applications. Please be reminded that the recommendation form from school is not compulsory. Both postal and email applications are accepted.

 

By post: HKOSA, Flat 15B, Kiu Fu Commercial Building, 300 Lockhart Road, Wanchai

By email: pr2014@osa.org.hk

Deadline of Application: 25th April, 2014

Early Bird Application: 10th April, 2014

 

Participants' Fee

Participants have to pay HK$580 for this scheme. A discounted fee of HK$520 can be offered to early bird application (application forms AND valid cheque sent on or before 10th April). Please mail the appropriate amount in cheque (payable to “The Hong Kong Outstanding Students Association) to HKOSA, Flat 15B, Kiu Fu Commercial Building, 300 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

 

Other Learning Experience Hours

For all secondary school students, the Association will provide certificates to participants if they attain full participation rate. Participants may then use the certificate to claim 20 OLE hours under the agreement of the school authority.

 

Special Reminder

Since the participants’ fee can only cover the camp fee and part of the carnival preparation fee, the cost of the cultural experience session is TOTALLY sponsored by other companies. Therefore, participants who are absent in the experience session without previously accepted reasons will be asked to pay an additional compensation fee of $80. Please be reminded that a letter of excuse has to be sent at least three days before the event day and acceptance is not guaranteed.