Open for Application (Application Deadline: 20 June 2018, Wednesday)
Plan International Hong Kong has organised Youth Conference since 2015 with the Department of Asian and International Studies of City University of Hong Kong for local young people to meet, reflect and exchange ideas on international issues, especially girls’ situations in low income countries, through desktop research, discussion, public speaking, and poster design.
Plan International is one of the world’s leading development organisations specifically focusing on children, with expertise on girls’ rights. ‘Because I am a Girl’ is a global initiative of Plan International to ensure girls everywhere can learn, lead, decide and thrive. Working with all children, partners, and supporters over the next 5 years, Plan International is taking action to help 100 million girls transform their lives. ‘Youth Conference 2018’, with the theme ‘Fight for Girls’ Rights’ will continue to encourage and inspire young people to speak out in support of girls’ rights and to nurture global citizenship. By providing support to more girls, they will be free from violence and can get the education, skills and support they need to become powerful forces for change in their communities. Youth Conference 2018 will also include a new ‘University Section’ with participants from the Department of Asian and International Studies of City University of Hong Kong.
Students of Form 3 or above in this academic year (2017-2018) from the same school/organisation can form teams to participate in the ‘Secondary School Section’, each team consists of 3 to 4 students. Longlisted teams will be invited to attend the interview to be held on 7 July 2018 (Sat), not more than 13 teams will be selected to participate in the youth conference to be held on 29 September 2018 (Sat). The students will act as representatives of low income countries to introduce local girls’ situations and make suggestions for improvement. Students are required to join two training workshops on 11 August (Sat)and 18 August (Sat) to enhance the knowledge of global citizenship and girls’ issues, as well as desktop research and presentation skills, through the advice of professionals. Participants will also visit and use the collections of the library of City University of Hong Kong. Training workshops and conference are full-day activities which will be held in the City University of Hong Kong.
The award scheme for ‘Secondary School Section’ is listed as follows:
Awardees will receive certificate and trophy, as well as priority invitation to join the local or oversea activities of Plan International Hong Kong’s ‘Be a Change-maker’ programme. All participants who have fulfilled the attendance requirements will receive a certificate of participation and Youth Conference 2018 T-shirt.
Free of charge. Refreshment and lunch will be provided at the 3 full-day events.
Click here to download application form and student information sheets.
Click here to download invitation letter.
Completed application form and student information sheets should be submitted to Plan International Hong Kong through one of the following methods by 20 June 2018 (Wednesday). Please specify ‘Youth Conference’.
Deadline of application: 20 June 2018 (Wed)
Interview: 7 July 2018 (Sat)
Training workshops (full day): 11 August (Sat) and 18 August 2018 (Sat)
Mock Practice Session: 15 September 2018 (Sat)
Youth conference (full day): 29 September 20178 (Sat)
For enquiries, please call Ms. Angela So, Campaign Officer of Plan International Hong Kong at 3405 5322 or email [email protected]