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We Did It!’ Award Scheme Certificate Ceremony

 HONG KONG, July 26, 2017 – With the full support of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (HKDL), the Committee on Home-School Co-operation (CHSC) has launched the “We Did It!” Award Scheme, which honors students’ achievements in voluntary services, similar to the way Marvel Super Heroes serve society. The program encourages students to help those in need and to positively impact their communities. Over 5,600 students were commended and HKDL proudly donated around 11,000 park tickets this year.

The “We Did It!” Award Scheme is one of the celebration events of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). As such, the Chief Secretary for Administration of the HKSAR Government Matthew Cheung attended the ceremony as the Guest of Honor. He said, "the Government has always been committed to promoting volunteer service and encouraging collaboration among the public, the business sector, the Government and academia.  Today’s ceremony is a fruitful result of the quadripartite collaboration.  My sincere gratitude goes to the Committee on Home-School Co-operation, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and all participating schools and parents for their joint efforts in fostering mutual care in the community and encouraging youngsters to bring love and warmth to those in need and spread happiness to others." Cheung also joined some student awardees in meeting Marvel Super Heroes as part of the Marvel Super Hero Summer at HKDL.

Samuel Lau, managing director and executive vice-president at HKDL, said he hoped the students could continue to make good use of their abilities to help others, just like Marvel Super Heroes. “By dedicating themselves to volunteering, these students are real community heroes. Last school year, they used their powers to bring positive changes to society. Through this award scheme, HKDL is encouraging more youngsters to make an effort in impacting communities and spreading happiness and hope.”

 

Students encouraged to help build caring communities

This year, the “We Did It!” Award Scheme invited 520 secondary schools around Hong Kong to honor those students who made remarkable contributions in voluntary services during the 2016/17 school year.

Each school was able to nominate a maximum of 20 students based on their volunteering hours, experiences in organizing volunteering activities or caring for society. Selected students were then awarded with Commendation Certificates and park tickets to HKDL in recognition of their achievements.

Having joined various voluntary services since primary six, form three student Kisa Tsang Cheuk-ling was recognized this year with an award. “At first, I volunteered simply because my friends were doing it,” she said. “But then I started getting more involved this school year. I even led volunteering teams at school and in a community center. These experiences showed me that I’m capable of bringing meaningful changes to the community. They also helped me improve my interpersonal skills and made me realize the power of teamwork.” Tsang also added that her leadership role in the volunteering team made her a more responsible person.

Form two student Lam Yi-yung is another student awardee this year. Lam said she was inspired by her grandmother to volunteer. “When I was in primary school, my grandma often brought me to visit elderly centers, where I learned that the elderly need more care and companionship. I always feel satisfied whenever I can visit them and make them happy,” she said.

Henry Tong Sau-chai, chairman of CHSC, gave thanks to the participating schools, especially the principal and teachers. He said, “I am glad the award scheme has been so popular. It encourages students to serve others and promote community care.” In 2013, HKDL supported CHSC in launching the scheme, which has awarded students' excellent achievements each year since then.

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About Celebration Events of the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), numerous local celebration events are taking place all throughout 2017 in the community. The “We Did It!” Award Scheme is an accredited event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR, and was launched by the Committee on Home-School Co-operation with full support from Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. For more information on other events, please visit http://www.hksar20.gov.hk.

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Sidney Sin

Media Relations Manager,

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

Tel: 3550-2336                       

Fax: 3550-2383                                              

Email: sidney.sin@disney.com

Holly Wong

Associate Manager, Media Relations,

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

Tel: 3550-2341 / 9020-6046

Fax: 3550-2341                                              

Email: holly.wong@disney.com

 


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