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Awardees' Day Camp
獎學金得獎同學舉辦的日營

 
Finalllyyy!! After rescheduling a few times due to the pandemic, Hong Kong Unison held the Scholarship Awardees’ Day Camp on 6 April!!

Awardees met up at a farming collective in Yuen Long to learn about organic farming and permaculture; they even had the opportunity to make their own vegetarian pizzas from scratch! The objective of the Day Camp is to enhance team-building and leadership skills of the awardees. Through the interactive fun games, they become aware of the importance of effective communications. 

雖然因為疫症而推遲,融樂會為獎學金得獎同學舉辦的日營還是成行了!

四月六日,我們到了在元朗的一個農業社群,獎學金得主們除了能近距離認識永續農業和有機耕作,更有機會親手製作素食薄餅,品嚐自己的勞動成果。透過這個日營中的遊戲與互動,獎學金得主的團隊建設能力及領導能力得以增強,他們亦意識到有效溝通的重要性。

Project Management Training for Community Project Leads
融樂會社區計劃比賽:計劃管理技巧工作坊

On 18 April, Hong Kong Unison held a project management training for the winners of the 2021 Community Project Competition. In this three hour marathon-training, we covered almost every aspect of managing a project: planning, executing, M&E, budgeting, media interview, time management…etc. Hope to see our project leads make good use of the skills they learnt!


四月十八日,融樂會為二零二一社區計畫比賽的得獎同學舉行計畫管理技巧工作坊。在長達三小時的馬拉松式工作坊裡,我們簡介了各種必要的管理技巧:預算、傳媒採訪、時間管理等等,到底他們會如何在實際生活中展現自己的學習成果呢!


Meeting with Census and Statistics Department
與政府統計處官員會面


On 20 April Hong Kong Unison met with the Census and Statistics government officials. It was a fruitful exchange and the officials sought our advice on how to raise the awareness on the 2021 Census among ethnic minority communities. We also suggested the department to modify the definitions of some current fields and add few new fields to the Census questionnaire. 

四月二十日,融樂會就本年度人口普查與政府統計處官員會面。他們在會上向我們尋求提升少數族裔社群對普查關注度的建議;同時,我們亦建議署方應釐清問卷定義不清之處,及新增調查項目。

Forum on Respect in Social Media Communication
無害語言守則

Hong Kong Unison was invited by We Think Digital Hong Kong to a Facebook live session on 22 April to talk about “Respect in Social Media Communications”. Our Executive Director, Phyllis Cheung spoke about the need to enhance cultural sensitivity, and our Vice-Chair, Jeffrey Andrews mentioned the importance of cultural intelligence. Although everyone is entitled to freedom of speech, all speakers agree communication rules on social media are necessary. Please watch the Facebook live at: https://fb.watch/5gPbZefuEw/

融樂會應 Facebook 的 We Think Digital 計劃邀請,擔任其四月二十二日網上直播節目「無害語言守則」的嘉賓主持。本會總幹事張鳳美女士在節目中談到香港的文化敏感度有待加強;而副主席安德里先生則提到文化智商 (cultural intelligence) 的重要性。在席嘉賓一致同意,雖然人人皆享言論自由,在社交媒體上仍然應有溝通守則。

重溫節目:https://fb.watch/5gPbZefuEw/


Career Exploration Workshop
職業探索講座


On 15 April Hong Kong Unison conducted a career exploration workshop for Delia Memorial School (Hip Wo No. 2 College). The talk introduced possible career pathways for students and guided them on a self-exploration activity to enhance understanding of themselves and their motivations. 

在四月十五日,融樂會為地利亞修女紀念學校(協和二中) 舉行了一場職業探索講座,為同學講解他們在職業上的可行路徑,和透過活動協助同學進一步了解自己。

Parents Talk
家長講座

On 10 April Hong Kong Unison delivered a talk to ethnic minority parents and students of Lions College. The topic was "Importance of Learning Chinese and Support for Parents". The objective of the talk is for parents and students to understand how Chinese proficiency can affect career choice in Hong Kong context. We also shared useful resources and tips on effective communication with school. The talk was conducted virtually and the students, parents and teachers found the talk useful.  

四月十日,融樂會為獅子會中學的少數族裔學生、家長舉辦講座,主題為學習中文之重要性及家長支援。我們希望藉此講座,讓他們理解到中文如何影響其日後職涯。我們亦分享了各種促進家校溝通的資源及實用小提示。雖然講座以網上形式舉行,參與者皆感內容充實有用。


Training at Red Cross
紅十字會講座

On 14 April Hong Kong Unison and a Unison Scholarship Awardee conducted a cultural sensitivity training for the staff of Hong Kong Red Cross. We talked about how unconscious bias and lack of cultural competence can lead to stigma on ethnic minorities and unnecessary exclusion. We also shared how to become inclusive in our work.

四月十四日,融樂會與一位本會獎學金得獎同學為香港紅十字會的同工主持了一個講座,主題為多元文化敏感度,我們談及無意識的偏見和欠缺文化敏銳度,會如何引致對少數族裔的偏見及排斥,也討論了如何在工作中具備包容意識。


Secondary School Admission - School Choice
解答升中選校查詢

Hong Kong Unison received inquiries from ethnic minority parents that are choosing secondary school for their children. The central allocation (CA) stage of Secondary School Places Allocation System (SSPA) is from mid-April to Early May and the results of admission will be released on 6 July. The parents find it difficult to choose schools as due to the systemic problems in education system their children have low Chinese proficiency. Parents hesitate to apply for mainstream Chinese schools and are forced to choose former designated English medium schools.  

融樂會最近收到幾位少數族裔家長查詢,了解如何為子女選擇最合適的中學。本港升中派位的「統一派位」階段由四月中開始,直至五月初結束,然後在本年七月六日公佈結果。有不少少數族裔家長都對選校大感頭痛:因為本地教育體系的系統性問題,讓他們的子女無法學好中文,中學選擇亦極為有限。現在,許多家長都不禁猶豫:到底應該報讀主流的中文學校,抑或只能選擇那些集中取錄少數族裔的「前指定學校」?


Book Donation
童書捐贈

Thanks to the generous donation from our donor, Hong Kong Unison received more than 300 pre-owned Chinese children’s books in April. We will distribute the books to the families who join Unison programs. We hope these books will  “spark” of their interests in learning Chinese!

感激有心人特意捐贈,融樂會本月收到三百多本童書。我們將會向我們中文補習班的家庭派發這些童書。希望這些書會成為點燃他們對中文的熱情的火花吧!


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Chen Yat-Sen Family Foundation Ltd
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