2013-2014

27th

ExCo Year

Last Updated:

10 Apr 2022

Tags:

Volunteer Training Scheme, Project Resonance, Youth Summit

#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)


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.


Programme Rundown

Orientation Day

Date: Saturday, 26th October 2013

Time: 09:45 – 16:30

Venue: Queen’s College

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

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

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.

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 fulfil 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)

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.

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

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


Forum 2

Date: Sunday, 16th March 2014

Time: 09:30 – 18:30

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

Forum 3

Date: Saturday, 22nd March 2014

Time: 08:00 – 18:30

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

Final Summit

Date: Sunday, 6th April 2014

Time: 09:30 – 21:00

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

Working Language

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

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.