#1 Volunteer Training Scheme 2012
Introduction Bearing the theme "All We Need Is Love, the forthcoming external project of the Hong Kong Outstanding Students' Association (HKOSA), Volunteer Training Scheme 2012, is now open to participant application. The project stems from the belief that we should show our love towards the needy rather than merely spending time with them - it will provide participants with the opportunity to serve our society through volunteer training, to enhance group bonding and as well as to broaden their vision in the community through a number of Event Days.
Target Group 80 students from Secondary 3 to Secondary 5, from schools in Hong Kong
The participants should:
Show concern for the community around them
Demonstrate initiative in taking social responsibilities
Possess competent communication skills
Be prompt and proactive
Tentative Programme Rundown Orientation Day Date: Saturday, 3rd November 2012 Time: 13:45 – 16:35 Venue: Diocesan Boys' School Adventure Day Date: Sunday, 4th November 2012 Time: 08:00 – 19:00 Venue: JCCC Don Bosco Youth Centre Organisation Visit Week Date: Monday, 5th November 2012 – Sunday, 11th November 2012 Pledge Day Date: Saturday, 10th November 2012 Time: 13:45-17:00 Venue: The Chinese University of Hong Kong Planning of Service Projects Date: Sunday, 11th November 2012 – Thursday, 15th November 2012 Volunteer Day Date: Saturday, 17th November 2012 Time: 13:45 – 17:00Venue: The University of Hong Kong Service Projects Date: Sunday, 18th November 2012 – Sunday, 2nd December 2012 Venue: Supporting NGO Service Centers Closing Ceremony Date: Saturday, 8th December 2012 Time: 13:35 – 18:00 Venue: The University of Hong Kong
#2 Hong Kong Spotlight 2013
Introduction Hong Kong Spotlight is the first ever Joint School Talent Show organised by the Hong Kong Outstanding Students' Association. It will be hosted on 1st March, 2013. Aim With online voting, judge's voting and audience voting contributing to the results, this one of a kind Talent Show will be used to raise funds for a charity chosen by OSArs through voting.
Details Date: 1st March, 2013 (Friday) Time: 7:00 pm Venue: The LeoLee Arts Centre, Canadian International School, 36 Nam Long Shan Road, Hong Kong Organising Committee The Organising Committee is split into 3 departments - The Sponsorship & Advertising Committee; The Food & Beverage Department and; The Stage Design & Management Department. Competitors The talent show will end with 4 winners - Best Solo Act, Best Group Act, Best Dressed and Judge's Favourite. Along with a trophy a prize will be given to the winners, which is yet to be confirmed. Volunteers We are also looking for volunteers on the night of the show for the following posts: Stagehands Makeup Artists Ticketing Officers Ushers Technicians
#3 Hong Kong Youth Summit 2013
Introduction The Hong Kong Youth Summit is a remarkable external event organised by the Hong Kong Outstanding Students’ Association. And once again this year, the event is to be held in the hopes of consolidating the beliefs of the association.
Acting as a platform for the youth, the future leaders of Hong Kong, to exchange views and opinions on current issues of economic and social significance, the Summit aims to inspire participants to develop critical thinking and analytical skills as well as political standpoints. This is to be achieved through a series of leadership group and commission meetings, discussion and debate, informative speeches and seminars by eminent members of the Hong Kong Government and experts in the field. Thus, students will be inspired to analyse current issues from different perspectives, put forward and elaborate solutions in the form of resolutions. Distressingly, Hong Kong has recently been faced with an increasing number of issues, namely the “deep-rooted conflicts”, which begin to threaten the cornerstone values of the city and the beliefs of the general public, amid greater challenges from Mainland China, as well as the rest of the world, in various forms. Bearing the theme “Transcend Formalities, Unearth Possibilities", the Summit shall look into the limitations that are halting our progress, as well as proposing creative solutions. What we can observe, at this very moment, are the growing hostility among stakeholders in society and serious social issues that are undermining the prosperous future of the city. Thus, this year’s Youth Summit participants will look into conflicts arising in different aspects including Housing, Social Welfare, Hong Kong-Mainland Clashes and more. The Hong Kong Youth Summit 2013 will feature ten different stake-holding sectors of society. Participants will be allocated to different Leadership Groups to 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, the Commission on Youth and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in an attempt to reflect the views of Hong Kong youths. Target Group 120 students from Secondary 3 to Secondary 5, from schools in Hong Kong The participants should:
Display an interest in current affairs
Be able to think critically
Have heightened social awareness
Have an active engagement in school activities
Be conversationally fluent in English and Cantonese
Tentative Programme Rundown Orientation Day Date: 30th March 2013 (Saturday) Time: 13:00 – 18:00 Day 1 Date: 31st March 2013 (Sunday) Time: 09:30 – 18:00 Venue: University of Hong Kong Day 2 Date: 6th April 2013 (Saturday) Time: 09:30 – 18:00 Venue: University of Hong Kong Day 3 Date: 13th April 2013 (Saturday) Time: 09:30 – 18:00 Venue: University of Hong Kong Final Summit Date: 27th April 2013 (Sunday) Time: 09:30 – 21:00 Venue: University of Hong Kong
#4 Interflow Camp 2013
Introduction The Interflow Camp has always been a memorable staple in the Association’s calendar and it receives tremendous support and attention from the educational sector every year. This year, it is scheduled as one of our largest annual projects. The camp provides a valuable opportunity for secondary school students to interact and learn outside the classroom, and share their views and experiences on teen vision. Our aim is to broaden students’ perspective of how they can make a difference to the world, through various interactive services, games and activities.
This year, the Camp shall focus on the fundamental values and skills of the upcoming generation. These include social participation and commitment, which we believe are the very essence of personal development in the youth of Hong Kong, and imperative for the success of the society’s future leaders. The main theme of Interflow Camp this year is ‘Ideation’. As a student organization, the HKOSA is always seeking to developing talents in teenagers with the potential to serve the community as leaders. The Interflow Camp of this year will be of an unprecedented nature which guides participants to envisage their future and achieve their life goals, in addition to honing their leadership and communication skills. The theme - “Ideation” carries a significant meaning of formulating the future pathway to succeed and planning for their own life map. Bearing this theme, we would like to introduce a brand new experience to participants - a chance to taste their lives in the future. For instance, they have to face job interviews and challenges brought by their “jobs”, which we believe would be an invaluable chance for secondary students without any prior job experiences. Through “rehearsing” their future in one day, we hope that participants can have more insight into their lives after graduation. Since this 3-day camp will be held in the campus of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the camp would allow participants a glimpse of university life, since the various events would be held at different venues in the campus. Participants are expected to learn more on planning their future via talks and mentorship programmes held during the camp. In conclusion, we hope that this event would assist participants in making an informed decision on the direction of their future pathways, and to inspire them to be a successful leader. Proposed Programme Schedule Orientation Day Date: 6th July 2013 (Saturday) Time: 12:00 – 17:45 Venue: Diocesan Boys’ School Day 1 Date: 26th July, 2013 (Friday) Venue: Diocesan Boys’ School / The Chinese University of Hong Kong Day 2 Date: 27th July, 2013 (Saturday) Venue: The Chinese University of Hong Kong Day 3 Date: 28th July, 2013 (Sunday) Venue: The Chinese University of Hong Kong Target Group 80 students from Secondary 3 to Secondary 5, from schools in Hong Kong The participants should - Be responsible, independent and prompt - Be able to express themselves clearly - Be able to think critically and analytically - Be outgoing, active and creative- Be able to work well within a team - Be determined to contribute the society - Be able to speak fluently in both Cantonese and English