Service as Action (2016-17)

Being an executive member of RESPECT I have been involved with RESPECT (Refugee Educational Support Program — Everyone Can Teach) for over a year now, and I can truly say that it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my high school journey so far. We are a fully student-led, student-run initiative that aims to provide refugee children aged 4-11 in Hong Kong with educational support that they would otherwise be unable to afford, through weekly one hour tutoring sessions. Every week I collaborate with the two other executive members in…Read more …

Service as Learning (2015-16)

As the school year is coming to a close, I’d like to reflect on some of the service as action I’ve done, in part to fulfil the MYP requirements, but more importantly, to share with you the enjoyment and the self-realisation that came with my experiences.  One of my main commitments this year was participating in the French club, a large part of which was spent tutoring grade 7-8 students during lunch and after school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Although the sessions we offered weren’t too popular, occasionally we would get a student…Read more …

Post CAS Week Reflection — Vietnam

There's a reason why Vietnamese people are considered some of the happiest in the world. Vietnam has a war-ridden past: in the third century BC Vietnam's first kingdom had already been overthrown, which was then followed by Chinese conquest and rule for over a thousand years and the eventual pushing-out of the occupiers in 939. Yet I feel the Vietnamese have proved time and time again that they are resilient people, after the end of the Vietnam war in 1975 when the North emerged victorious. The poverty-stricken country had suffered economic collapses since…Read more …