I. Event Spotlight
1. Radio Interview Program

Dr. Evelyn Man, Convenor of Life & Career Education Program Taskforce, and Mr Tai Keen Man, Convenor of Parent Education Project Team, were interviewed by RTHK and Commercial Radio on 26 October and 27 October respectively.

Mr. Tai had an enlightening discussion with the host and other guests about parent education in Commercial Radio’s program - 政好星期天 Dr. Man was interviewed by RTHK Channel 1 to talk about LEAP in the program - 教學有心人. The program can be accessed via the Commercial Radio website
https://www.rthk.hk/radio/radio1/programme/heart_to_class
 
2. Science Park Visit –20 August 2019

With a view to letting members know more about Hong Kong's innovation and technology industry, 25 EF members and friends visited the Science Park on August 20 to learn about the Science Park's plans. Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks (HKSTP) invited 5 companies to cover AI, Green Technology, Blockchain, Robotics and STEM.

During the visit, we also visited 3 R&D centres: (1) Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI): to cover 5G and various technologies for Autonomous Driving ; (2) Nano and Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI): to understand Hong Kong's R&D in NAMI; (3) Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre (LSCM) :to understand new trends in logistics and supply chain development. We would like to thank HKSTP for organizing such an informative and meaningful event.

Group Photo Visited ASTRI
Visited LSCM to learn more about AGV and Smart Lifter Demonstration about label affixing solution for HK International Airport
 
3. Dinner Talk –25 June 2019

The Foundation held a dinner talk on 25 June 2019 at the Chinese Club. We were honoured to have Mr. Chow Ka Wo, Chairman, Executive Committee of 「向山舉目」助學金會as the speaker. The topic was “山區助學廿五載 – 使命與傳承”. Mr. Chow shared his valuable insights, experiences and challenges about helping students with the participants. The talk was successful held and was very well received by the participants.
Mrs Fanny Lam, Supervisor of HKUGA College , presented a thank-you plaque to Mr. Chow Mr. Chow delivering his speech
 
Q&A session

 
4. Nocturnal Wildlife Tour –21 June 2019

12 EF members and friends joined a Nocturnal Wildlife Tour on 21 June. We were honoured to have Mr. Sam Yue, a renowned wildlife & nature photographer, as our guide to take the participants to Lung Fu Shan Country Park and explore rare amphibians and reptiles from another angle!

During the tour, participants were very excited to discover Lung Fu Shan’s nocturnal animals and plants including snakes, bats, frogs and more. The tour was very well received by the participants and they enjoyed this remarkable experience.
Group photo Mr. Sam Yue, giving a briefing about the Tour to participtants
 

5. 2019/2020 Life & Career Education Mentorship Project

This is the 8th year when EF organized the Life & Career Education Mentorship Project (“LEAP”) for S4 and S5 students, aiming at facilitating students to understand better the appropriate attitudes and ethics needed in the work place, workplace culture, and preparing themselves for future career development.

Schools and corporations participated in this year's LEAP:

Schools

Corporations
  • Buddhist Wong Fung Ling College
  • Clementi Secondary School
  • Kwun Tong Government Secondary School
  • Ning Po College
  • Pak Kau College
  • PHC Wing Kwong College
  • Po Leung Kuk Lo Kit Sing (1983) College
  • Sheung Shui Government Secondary School
  • SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School
  • St. Peter's Secondary School
  • Tuen Mun Government Secondary School
  • CLP Power Hong Kong Limited
  • Computer And Technologies Holdings Limited
  • Fairwood Holdings Limited
  • HAECO Hong Kong
  • Harbour Grand Hong Kong Limited
  • Haven of Hope Christian Service
  • McDonald’s Hong Kong
  • MTR Corporation Limited
  • Regal Hotels
  • The Hongkong Electric Company Limited

This project aims at facilitating students to understand better the appropriate attitudes and ethics needed in the work place, workplace culture, and prepare themselves for future career development. In the Project, the students learn, through direct dialogue in groups with mentors. The mentors will share with the students their personal experience in setting goals and life direction, making disciplined efforts in self-improvement, finding ways to adapt to and grow with the working environment, as well as their advances along the career paths. Apart from the sharing sessions, workplace visits will be arranged so that participating students can observe the real-life work environment and business operations.

A 3-hour Briefing Session conducted by Ms. Vivien Pau, a professional leadership coach, and Mrs. Nancy Chan, Deputy Convenor of LEAP, for mentors and teachers respectively on 9 November so as to let them have a better understanding of the project objectives and approach.

All sharing sessions and workplace visits will be arranged between January and April 2020. During May and July 2020, after the sharing sessions with their mentors, each student group from the 11 participating schools will share what they have learnt with their fellow students at their school assembly, respectively.

Group photo of LEAP Taskforce members, teachers and mentors
 
II. Upcoming Events

Parent Education Seminar Series (II)
正向教育-《如何培養孩子的正向素質》家長講座

Date: 23 November 2019(Saturday)

Time: 2:00-4:00pm

Venue: Buddhist Chi King Primary School

Speakers:
Mr. Francis Mak - Founder of "Never Give Up Association”
Ms. Christina Wong - Principal of HKUGAPS

Click this link or scan QR code to register.