This summer Concordia Welfare Education Foundation and Ember, an organization created by HKIS alumni, teamed up again to lead a 3-day Summer English and Leadership Camp in Deqing, Guangdong Province, China. Each year CWEF and Ember provide financial support to allow highly qualified high school girls to remain in school in this poor area of northwest Guangdong Province. In addition, supporters offer educational opportunities for the girls throughout the year.
This year’s summer camp was attended by nearly 50 local students from the two best schools in the Deqing area. One of the highlights of the trip was a visit to a local elderly home, an especially rewarding experience for the scholarship girls. Twenty-four volunteers attended the trip, including seven HKIS alumni (L to R in the picture above): Annie So (13), Charmaine Kwan (08), Jennifer Wu (08), Jasmine Lau (08), Jamie Shih (07), and Christa Schmidt (13).
Some of our activities during the camp are portrayed in the pictures below: English teaching, singing, performing and interacting at a local elderly home, home visits to the homes of the girls, skit preparation and performances, and a group picture as we head back to Hong Kong on the train.
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To read the stories of two scholarship winners, Elain and Sally, hit here.
To see a video shot and edited by Josh Brown when a small group of us visited Elain and Sally, hit here and put in the password “hkis.”