Because I am a Girl – Exposure Trip 2017

Do you have any plans for the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday? If you are looking for something meaningful and rewarding, the ‘Because I am a Girl – Exposure trip 2017’ held by Plan International Hong Kong in late January, 2017 is just the right holiday activity for you.

As one of the world’s leading development organizations, Plan International is the expert on girls’ rights. ‘Because I am a Girl’ is the flagship campaign launched in more than 60 countries on 11 October 2012, the first ever International Day of the Girl Child. Plan International has already directly helped five million girls through the ‘Because I am a Girl’ campaign. Sponsored by the Home Affairs Bureau and the Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education, the 8-day ‘Because I am a Girl – Exposure Trip 2017’ to the Philippines aims at encouraging the in-depth communication and cultural exchange between youths in Hong Kong and the Philippines, especially regarding girl issues.


Invite application from youths of 15 to 29 years old

Youths of 15 to 29 years old are welcome to apply individually or as a team of 2 to 4. Around 15 applicants will be selected* to participate in an 8-day tour to the Philippines. During the trip, participants will meet with local youths and make their own short films, which will be shown in the public sharing and short film screening session upon returning to Hong Kong. To enhance participants’ knowledge on gender situation in the Philippines and film making skills, participants are required to join two pre-trip workshops held between October and December (Half-day activities, exact date to be announced).


Training Workshops

To enhance participants’ knowledge on gender situation in the Philippines and film making skills, participants are required to join two pre-trip workshops。

Dates: 19 Nov (Sat) and 10 Dec (Sat) 2016

Time: 9 am – 1:30 pm

Guest Speakers:

Professor Emily Ying Yang Chan,

Professor, Assistant Dean (Development), and Director, Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response and Centre for Global Health, The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Topic: Girls’ Rights in Belt-and-Road Countries

Ms. Sophie Chui,

Project Consultant, Sensational Communications Ltd.

Topic: Basic Mobile Film-making and Editing Skills


HKD$2000 (Students with financial needs can apply for aid)


Application Method

Download application form

Please complete the application form and return it with

1) Photocopy of your ID card

2) Photocopy of your travel document (personal information page)

3) Crossed cheque of HKD$2000 made payable to ‘Plan International Hong Kong Limited’; and

4) A self-addressed stamped return envelope

to our office by mail:

Angela So,

Room 201, 2/F, Marina House, 68 Hing Man Street, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong


Dates of Exposure Trip: 25th Jan to 1st Feb, 2017 (tentative)

Application Deadline: 6th November 2016 (Sunday)

Apply NOW as applications will be reviewed as they are received. Result will be announced by mid-November, 2016.


For more information, please refer to the brochure.

*Priority will be given to:

– Winning teams and outstanding presenters of PIHK Youth Conference 2015 or 2016

– Participants of PIHK Youth Conference 2015 or 2016


Special thanks to:




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