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The Annual Dinner 2016 - Starling

The Annual Dinner 2016 - Starling was successfully held on 28th August at the Park Lane Hong Kong. Not only did the Annual Dinner serve as a time for Campers and Committee Members to reminisce about the past memorable year spent but also an occasion for us to reunite with our beloved alumni. We are delighted to see UYLers of different sessions, from Campers of the 8th HKUYL to that of the 24th HKUYL, coming home for dinner to celebrate the heartwarming moments.

It is our privilege to invite our Honorary Advisor, the Past National President of Junior Chamber International Hong Kong, Mr. Clement Woo to join us on this special occasion and give a speech on the qualities of leaders. His words did inspire us to look for our definition of leadership and reflect on ourselves as young leaders.

The sharings from alumni each year enable us to understand the past of the Union piece by piece. This year, the Vice-Chairperson of the 16th HKUYL, Mr. Nick Yu revealed the creation process of the Global Awareness Project (GAP). Through his sharing, Nick encouraged us to visualize our imagination and learn from our failure as how the 16th HKUYL Committee Board created the Global Awareness Project. The Chairperson of 19th HKUYL, Mr. William Leung also shared the ideas behind the establishment of the Alumni Association (AA) which aims at fostering the communication and networking of alumni. We believe it will surely be of great success and we look forward to its upcoming activities.

The Annual Dinner marked the perfect end for the 24th Hong Kong Union for Young Leaders. We would like express our heartfelt gratitude for all the support and assistance from different parties throughout the year. We do hope we can all continue to Stride Over the Miles.

 


 

 

Camper-cum-Committee Project (CCC)

The 24th Hong Kong Union for Young Leaders proudly presents the Camper-cum-Committee Project (CCC) – Epiphany. The Project, which will be held during the summer holidays, is a one-month activity consisting of an Orientation Day, a Workshop, a four-day-three-night Camp and a Closing Ceremony. All Secondary 3 and 4 (or equivalent) students are eligible to apply to become participants of the Project.

If you are interested, please download and complete the Application Form from the link below. The completed Form should be handed in to Campers of your respective school for applicants from Member Schools or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for other applicants by Saturday, 9th July, 2016. An interview session will be scheduled for non-Member School applicants on Monday, 11th July, 2016. Successful applicants will be informed on Wednesday, 13th July, 2016.

Application Form - Here

 

 

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

The Closing Ceremony of the Youth Leadership Seminar cum the Election Day of the Camper-cum-Committee Project was held on Sunday, 24th April, 2016 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 their journeys of in the YLS in passionate laughter and chanting.

After lunch, the Administrative Board of the Camper-cum-Committee Project was elected. This marked the official commencement of the CCC, where Campers had to initiate and organise a programme for non-Union members.

 

 

Youth Leadership Seminar Camp

The four-day-three-night Camp of the Youth Leadership Seminar was held at Wu Kwai Sha Youth Village from Tuesday, 29th March to Friday, 1st April, 2016. The journey begun as Campers got into the UYL bus to Ezorion.

The Camp included presentations, a night tracing session, and many other activities which emphasised teamwork. Exciting programmes also pushed Campers to exceed their limits in creativity and logical thinking. The Camp was a precious opportunity for Campers to build stronger bonds with their fellows and develop their own styles of leadership.

The Camp concluded with sharing sessions from Alumni and Committee members. Their experience and stories were great inspiration for Campers to continue their passion.

 

 

Youth Leadership Seminar Workshop 2

The second Workshop of the Youth Leadership Seminar was held on Sunday, 20th March, 2016 at Wah Yan College, Kowloon. We were honoured to be joined by Ms. Tai Sum Sum, owner of Sum Sum Dessert, who followed her dreams, started an online business at the age of 20, and expanded her business into renowned bricks-and-mortar shops soon thereafter. Ms. Tai shared her dreams and creativity ambition with Campers and Committee members. Campers gained valuable insights and were encouraged to be fearless in the pursuit of dreams.

Returning from lunch, Campers were required to complete tasks without direct instructions from Committee members. The session reminded them to believe in themselves and learn to stand as an independent individual capable of leading. The photo taking session of Campers, a tradition for the past few cohorts, then followed.

 

 

Youth Leadership Seminar Workshop 1

The first YLS Workshop took place on Sunday, 6th March, 2016 at Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Memorial College. Campers engaged in a team-building session in the morning and learnt of the importance of cooperation, understanding, effective communication, and commitment.

In the afternoon, Campers showcased their creativity and adaptability through an impromptu session. Following that, an apocalypse that infected some Campers was simulated. Campers struggled between keeping themselves safe and sacrificing for the sake of the majority. Through this session, Campers were asked to reflect on their choices between personal and public interest. The importance of teamwork and worthy sacrifices was stressed.

 

 

Youth Leadership Seminar Orientation Day

After eye-opening lectures and explorations into global issues throughout the GAP, Campers embarked upon their journeys of adventures and challenges as the Youth Leadership Seminar (YLS) Orientation Day was successfully held on Sunday, 21st February, 2016 at TWGHs Wong Fut Nam College.

The Orientation Day started off with Campers divided into different groups, in which Campers enjoyed a morning of ice-breaking games and mass games. After forming squads between groups, Campers were then challenged in terms of their abilities to cooperate, to communicate, and to trust their fellow teammates in a brand new group activity.

 

 

Global Awareness Project Closing Ceremony

The Closing Ceremony were held on 23rd January, 2016 at Queen’s College. In the morning, following a few checkpoint games, we were honoured to listen to our Honorary Advisor, Dr. Lo Chi Kin, JP, former Chairperson of Oxfam Hong Kong, share his perspectives about serving the community. He offered invaluable insights into helping alleviate local social problems.

In the afternoon, Campers were brought to the Victoria Park in groups and walked along a designated path for several times. Campers had to observe the surroundings as they walked and answer related questions afterwards. This session reminded Campers of the importance of being an active observer – to discover the treasures that lie beyond their step, to overcome uncertainties and challenges with their strength and determination, to seize every opportunity, and to learn with an open heart. The Global Awareness Project cheerfully came to an end in the midst of the Union Song and the Outstanding Cheer.

 

 

Global Awareness Project World Congress

The World Congress took place on 27th and 28th December, 2015 at the University of Hong Kong. Campers, acting as Ambassadors of their designated countries, were required to deliver a presentation on their domestic problems, together with five feasible solutions and a budget plan. The problems were food safety in China, water pollution in India, study stress in South Korea, poor economy in Venezuela, energy problem in Russia, and migrant and resources problem in Germany.

On the second day, Campers shifted focus to local issues after a plot twist. They investigated into problems in Hong Kong that were related to their original topics at stake. Following a presentation on the local proposal, lobbying sessions were held in the afternoon. Four proposals were eventually approved by vote.

 

 

Global Awareness Project Workshop 2

Workshop 2 of the GAP was held at Belilios Public School on 12th December, 2015. In the morning, Campers were divided into three classes in the Hunger Banquet, representing the grassroots, the middle class, and the upper class in society. Seeking to simulate social inequality, the Banquet aimed to juxtapose the intensity of work on both a physical and intelligent level of different social classes with their respective earnings, urging Campers to reflect on whether members of society can gain what they deserve and to appreciate the hard work of the less advantaged.

Despite an exhausting morning, Campers indulged in a joyful atmosphere in the afternoon during the Cultural Convergence, where they showcased unique features of the countries they represented. Featuring folk songs, dances, and even foreign languages, the performances gave all Campers a refreshing understanding on different cultures.

The day concluded with the Mini Conference, where all Campers were divided into three parties. The Conference allowed thorough information exchange between countries, broadening the scope of Campers to not only within their designated countries.

 

 

Global Awareness Project Workshop 1

The first Workshop of the GAP took place on 27th November, 2016 at TWGHs Wong Fut Nam College. A presentation session was held in the morning, where Campers presented their findings on basic information and two major domestic problems of a country they had been assigned, including Brazil, China, Syria, Zimbabwe, Japan, and Germany. They also had to respond immediately to challenges and enquiries in the question-and-answer session that followed.

In the afternoon, Campers were given the opportunity to learn about various non-governmental organisations through the Campus Tracing session. Checkpoints representing different NGOs were set up on campus and allowed Campers to understand the situation that faced the needy in society. Through the session, Campers became more knowledgeable on multifaceted global affairs.

 

 

Annual General Meeting cum Global Awareness Project Orientation Day

The Annual General Meeting was successfully held on 13th November, 2016 at Wah Yan College, Kowloon. The Meeting marked the official commencement of the 25th Hong Kong Union for Young Leaders, where the 24th session was reviewed and the 25th session was prospected. We were privileged to be joined by our Honorary Advisors The Honourable Mr. Alan Leong Kah-kit, SC on the occasion, whom gave members great inspiration and motivation to Coruscate Through The Mist in the coming year.

The Meeting was followed by the Orientation Day of the Global Awareness Project (GAP). Campers were introduced to the Outstanding Cheer and other traditions of the Union. The Orientation Day included several ice-breaking games and a City Tracing session, where Campers were given a chance to familiarise themselves with their group mates and their new home.

 

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