With an aim to promote all-round education, Dr. LEE Yuk Lun, JP, the Chairman cum Honorary Supervisor, took this opportunity to lead 24 student ambassadors from TWGHs affiliated secondary schools to join an educational tour to San Francisco from 19 to 29 October. Besides participating in the “Episode: Requiem” Exhibition, which broadened their knowledge about TWGHs’ bone repatriation service, the student ambassadors also visited different historical sites and met with various Chinese groups to understand more about the history of Chinese diaspora and their contribution over the years.
Arrangements were also made for students to visit Stanford University and the Google’s headquarters and to join Board Members in meeting with some of the Board of Supervisors of San Francisco. Since the educational tour is one of the official events celebrating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR, TWGHs specially arranged students to pay courtesy visits to the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco. A professional development training tour was also conducted for 16 principals of TWGHs secondary schools, offering them an invaluable opportunity to visit and engage with local educational institutions.
Mr. Phil TING (front row, right 4), California State Assemblymember, Mr. Aaron PESKIN (front row, left 5), Mr. Norman YEE (front row, left 6) and Ms. Sandra LEE (front row, left 4), members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, presented certificates to TWGHs in recognition of its charity work and contributions to overseas Chinese community.
Students presented artistic performances during the celebration dinner for the opening of the Exhibition.
Student ambassadors paid a visit to the Hoy Sun Ning Yung Benevolent Association and received a warm welcome from Mr. Ding LEE (sitting row, left 2), Vice President of the Hoy Sun Ning Yung Benevolent Association, and Mr. Sherman TANG (sitting row, left 1), former President of Hop Wo Benevolent Association.
Dr. LEE Yuk Lun, JP (last row, right 5), the Chairman, and students ambassadors visited the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of San Francisco. The students could learn about the functions and contribution of the local Chinese organisations over the years through the visit.
Student ambassadors visited China Town to learn about the history of Chinese diaspora who moved to the United States.
Mr. Ivanhoe CHANG (centre), Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco, shared with student ambassadors on Hong Kong Government’s work overseas.
Dr. LEE Yuk Lun, JP (left 1), the Chairman, led student ambassadors to visit the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China, and spoke with Mr. LUO Linquan (left 2), the Consul General.
TWGHs student ambassadors and Board Members visited Chinese Hospital in San Francisco to have a better understanding of its medical services.
A group photo of Board Members, principals of TWGHs secondary schools and student ambassadors at the City Hall.