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Youth Leadership Seminar Closing Ceremony cum Camper-cum-Committee Project Election Day  Apr 21
 

The Youth Leadership Seminar Closing Ceremony cum Camper-cum-Committee Project Election Day took place on Saturday, 21st April, 2018 at TWGHs Wong Fut Nam College.  A cheering relay and a back-writing session were held in the morning, during which both Committee members and Campers concluded and reminisced their YLS journey in laughter and joy.

 

The day continued with the election of the Administrative Board of the Camper-cum-Committee Project (CCC), marking the commencement of the CCC, in which Campers would have to initiate and organise a project of their own.

 
Youth Leadership Seminar Camp  Apr 2 - Apr 5
 

The four-day-three-night camp of the Youth Leadership Seminar was held from 2nd to 5th April, 2018 at Po Leung Kuk Jockey Club Tai Tong Holiday Camp. Their journey in Erazhia began with a cheering session on the UYL bus.


The Camp included mass games, presentations and campus tracing sessions which emphasised teamwork and leadership.  It was a precious opportunity to build stronger bonds with their fellows and apply their existing skill sets, further establishing themselves as leaders of society.


The Camp concluded with a sharing session by our alumni and Committee members.  Their experience and stories were greatly inspirational for Campers.

 
 
 
Youth Leadership Seminar Workshop 2  Mar 17
 
The First Workshop of the Youth Leadership Seminar was held on 17th March 2018 at Wah Yan College, Kowloon.  In the morning, Campers engaged in an epidemic outbreak simulation as they aimed to find a cure to an imaginary virus by completing tasks in various checkpoints that challenged their teamwork.
 
Next, Campers participated in an improvisational talk challenge in which they were given an unseen topic and an object of their choice to conduct a 2-minute speech on it, testing their confidence and quick-wittedness. The day concluded with a game session where Campers transferred ping-pong balls in a teamwork challenge that tested their creativity and communication skills.
 
Youth Leadership Seminar Workshop 1  Mar 3
 
The First Workshop of the Youth Leadership Seminar was held on 3rd March 2018 at Wah Yan College, Kowloon.  In the morning, Campers engaged in an epidemic outbreak simulation as they aimed to find a cure to an imaginary virus by completing tasks in various checkpoints that challenged their teamwork.
 
Next, Campers participated in an improvisational talk challenge in which they were given an unseen topic and an object of their choice to conduct a 2-minute speech on it, testing their confidence and quick-wittedness. The day concluded with a game session where Campers transferred ping-pong balls in a teamwork challenge that tested their creativity and communication skills.
 
Youth Leadership Seminar Opening Ceremony  Feb 24
 
The Youth Leadership Seminar Orientation Day was held on 24th February, 2018, in Diocesan Boys’ School.  Campers first engaged in a campus tracing session in which they received clues about their real groups upon completion of different checkpoints.  In the afternoon, groups were put to test as they participated in a paper ball game where they had to hit as many targets as possible whilst being blindfolded.  The day concluded with a team building session as groups competed to build the tallest tower with extremely limited resources, further enhancing team chemistry and equipping themselves for the challenges ahead in YLS.
 
Local Service Project Closing Ceremony  Feb 14
 
The Closing Ceremony of the Local Service Project took place on 14th February 2018 at Sacred Heart Canossian College. In the morning, Campers engaged in a sharing session in which they reflected on what they’re grateful and sorry for throughout this project, providing them a chance for an evaluation of themselves and to improve themselves in the future.
 

 

In the afternoon, Campers of different groups cooperated to use memo papers to create a symbol representing the Local Service Project. It allows Campers to understand the importance of viewing issues from different perspectives, enabling them to truly understand the issues of the needy by being in their shoes and be empathetic. The day ended with the distribution of certificates and a backwriting session which allowed Campers to appreciate each other within their own group.
 

 

Advisor Meeting with Mr Clement Woo  Feb 12

 

Mr Woo gave us many examples of leadership methods and tips on work distribution and organization that will surely help us make ourselves better leaders in the future.  We greatly appreciate Mr Woo taking time out to meet us despite his busy schedule and hope to talk again soon.

 

 

Local Service Project Service Day  Feb 10 - Feb 11

 

The Service Day of the Local Service Project was held on 10th and 11th February, 2018 in Caritas Jockey Club Integrated Service for Young People - Shek Tong Tsui, Peng Chau, and the Kowloon Women’s Welfare Club Wong Cheung Kin Memorial Hostel for the Elderly. Campers were divided into three groups and engaged in three different social service experiences: a Fun Day for Youths, Shoreline Cleaning, and Visit to an Elderly Home. In their respective groups, Campers carried out the activities they planned, realizing their own visions of how to serve those in need, simultaneously increasing their awareness towards social issues in Hong Kong.
 

 

Advisor Meeting with Dr Shen Xu Hui Simon  Feb 8

 
During the meeting, Dr Shen gave us precious advice on how the Union could improve going forward.  He also provided us with ideas of what could be made better and more effective regarding the structure, management, and intricacies of the Union.  We hope that we will be able to convene and discuss again soon.
 

 

Advisor Meeting with Prof Lee Jae Woon  Feb 1

 
During the meeting, Prof Lee shared his many experiences with us, describing both his failures and his eventual success. We were taught valuable lessons on the importance of self-motivation and time management. Prof Lee’s valuable advice and enthusiasm encouraged us to strive to achieve the heights that Prof Lee has reached.

 

 

Local Service Project Orientation Day  Jan 27

 

The Local Service Project Orientation Day was held on 27th January, 2018, in St. Paul’s College. In the morning, they engaged in a mass game session in which some Campers within the group were not allowed to use some of their physical attributes to complete the same tasks as the others. It allows Campers to understand that the deprived, despite being weak, is also very much capable to contribute in our society.

 

In the afternoon, Campers engaged in a City Walk session in which they visited checkpoints which symbolizes both the wealthy and the poor in our society. It aimed to allow Campers an opportunity to raise their awareness to the issues the needy are currently facing, evoking their sense of compassionate and their keenness to help others around them.

 

 

Global Awareness Project Closing Ceremony  Jan 20

 

The Closing Ceremony of the Global Awareness Project took place on 20th January 2018 at Wah Yan College, Kowloon. In the morning, Campers engaged in a mass game in which it allowed Campers to reflect on how genuine and earnest they have been to one another during GAP, giving them a chance to review their Camper journey thus far. Following the mass game session, Campers enjoyed the Chinese New Year Video shot by other groups which are filled with blessings and joy, as well as a slideshow of photos shot during the official events of the project.
 
In the afternoon, Campers engaged in a session in which they divided into different new groups and shared their best moments in GAP to other Campers. It serves as an opportunity for them to understand the importance of treasuring people you may be able to meet in the journey. People from different Campers may find your memories interesting, but it is the Campers who share these memories with you find it worth cherishable. The day ended with the distribution of certificates and a backwriting session which allowed Campers to express their true feelings towards other Campers within their own group.
 
 
 
Global Awareness Project World Congress  Dec 27 - Dec 28
 
The World Congress of the GAP was held from the 27th to 28th of December, 2017 at Youth Square in Chai Wan.  During the first day, Campers presented their findings and proposed solutions on the problems of their assigned countries.  They also had to deal with questions from Committee members representing different stakeholders and other Campers on the spot.
 
Afterwards, they were tasked to try and refine one of their proposed solutions overnight and deliver a speech to convince Campers to support their proposal during the voting session on the next day.  Throughout these two days, not only did Campers sharpen their problem-solving skills, but their persuasive, collaborative, and leadership abilities were also being put to the test.  In the end, two of the six proposals were passed.
 
The day concluded with a negotiation game.  During the first stage of the game, Campers from each country were given a set amount of resources and had to collect extra units of resources from various checkpoints.  Then, they engaged in a negotiation session where they had to negotiate with other countries in order to gain resources that were most important for their country.  This allowed Campers to understand the importance of cooperation for achieving success and development for all countries.
 
 
 

Global Awareness Project Workshop 2  Dec 9

 

The Second Workshop of the Global Awareness Project took place on 9th December, 2017 at Kings College.  Campers first engaged in a mass game, where they learnt the importance of how the resources of Earth should be used for the overall advancement of all peoples and not selfishly squandered and competed for by countries. 
 
Following the mass game, the Campers were asked to take on their identity as ambassadors during the Cultural Convergence.  They demonstrated the unique cultures of their assigned countries, featuring dances, poetry, and more unique cultural elements.  The performances gave Campers a chance to further embrace the culture of various countries around the world and gain a more in-depth understanding on their respective countries.
 
The day concluded with the Mini Conference, which allowed information to be exchanged between countries, broadening their horizons and extending their scope of view beyond their designated countries.  Not only did the mini-conference develop the knowledge of Campers in terms of the current international relations, it also developed their verbal, communication, and leadership skills as they were asked to compromise and cooperate despite having contrasting interests.  
 
 
 
 
Global Awareness Project Workshop 1  Nov 26
 
The first Workshop of the GAP took place on 26th November, 2017 at TWGHs Wong Fut Nam College.  In the morning, Campers were divided into three groups in the Hunger Banquet, representing the lower class, the middle class, and the upper class in society. It aimed to allow Campers to reflect whether the distribution of wealth and power in society is fair by correlating gained rewards and work intensity, symbolising social inequality. 
 
After a demanding morning, Campers presented their findings on two major problems of their assigned countries. Afterwards, they had to respond to immediate challenges and enquiries in the question-and-answer session from Committee members and other Campers.
 
 

Annual General Meeting cum Global Awareness Project Orientation Day  Nov 12

The Annual General Meeting was successfully held on 12th November, 2017 at Wah Yan College, Kowloon.  It marked the beginning of the 26th Hong Kong Union for Young Leaders, and we were privileged to have our Honorary Advisor, Mr. Alan Leong Kah-kit, SC to give us a speech, providing innovation and stimulation to Campers for the coming year.
 
 
It was then followed by the Orientation Day of the Global Awareness Project (GAP).  Campers were introduced to the Outstanding Cheer and other traditions of the Union. They also participated in a Campus Tracing session and several ice-breaking games, familiarising themselves with their group mates.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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