Together We Fly High - Lantau Island Service Camp (Jan 2017)
童伴成長 - 南大嶼山服務營
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Date 4 - 7 January 2017
Location South Lantau Island, Hong Kong
No. of Volunteers Participated (Person-time) 9
No. of Service Recipients
(Person-time)
About 45

This was the first time HKUST Connect organized the Lantau Island Service Camp. This service camp aimed at supporting and empowering the children from Tung Wan Mok Law Shui Wah School through various activities, and letting our volunteers understand the needs and difficulties that these children are facing. A total of 9 volunteers put their hearts into planning a variety of service activities, and improved their skills in activity design and management in the four pre-trip workshops and several meetings held between October and December 2016.

Tung Wan Mok Law Shui Wah School is one of the schools for social development in Hong Kong. It provides education to children with moderate to severe behavioral and emotional problems or from troubled families. However, public attention has been aroused after the announcement of relocating the School to Tuen Mun. Therefore, showing care and support to them was also one of our objectives.

In these four days, our volunteers organized some team-building activities, wall painting, magic workshops and science workshops. Participating all these activities and workshops, the children not only learned some new skills, but also developed their team spirit. With the collaboration of the School, volunteers and the children also organized a Chinese New Year Fair in Cheung Chau to serve the local elders. It consisted of booth games related to Chinese New Year customs, red couplet writing workshop and goldfish paper folding workshop, which spread the festive atmosphere in Cheung Chau. 

Throughout the 4-day service camp, volunteers had the opportunity to understand the situation of these children and experience their school life. They all had a memorable time with the children and hope to join the Camp again in the future.

 
 

The beautiful school wall after refurbishing by the children

 
Volunteers assisting the children with the Science experiment
 
 

A volunteer is introducing some scientific knowledge

 
Preparing for the Chinese New Year Fair
 
 
Volunteer teaching the children some magic skills
 
 
The elders enjoying games in the Chinese New Year Fair
 
 
Children enjoying the team-building games
 
 
Volunteers, thanks for all your hard work!