1. How did you become more aware of your own strengths and areas for growth?
One of the volunteer work I do is tutoring Refugee children. I learnt how to deal with kids at a young age in order to help tutor them. This would often require the use of the IB learner principles, such as communications, being open-minded and taking risks embracing new forms of teaching. This made me more aware of my own strengths by teaching me how I could better communicate to a younger audience group, specifically the Refugee children. I also found areas of growth, for example in addition to tutoring refugees, I also consistently weekly cook in Chung King Mansion for refugees in HK. I conducted an interview with one of the asylum seekers, implementing the IB skills of being an inquirer, open minded, knowledge and communicator, And gained some insight into their issues, and what living like them may be like. Overall, this would be the issue that I deeply care about now, which is why I have been striving to expand my knowledge mostly of this topic.

2. How did you undertake challenges that developed new skills?
I was volunteered to help with the charity event ‘The Mother’s Choice Gala’ in year 2018 and 2019, which is a huge auction event in HK in which many top CEOs or connections would go and auction for items. Here I initiated to sell raffle tickets for auction prizes, and for each year ended up gaining a average of 80,000 HKD per night myself through volunteer raffle ticket selling- all money going straight to Mother’s Choice. This taught me how to further to challenge myself, as I had to be reliant upon my own skills to sell the raffles, and approach strangers in the cocktail waiting for hall, or dining gala place. These were areas I was not once as familiar with (approaching strangers), so I feel I challenged and stretched myself in this area, in order to help for a good cause.

3. How did you discuss, evaluate and plan student-initiated activities?
Ever since last year I have been working a part time job helping as an assistant coach for our CDNIS inline skating ASA. Prior to being asked to do this job, I had participated in this ASA when I was younger, moving onto inline hockey, then our school’s ball hockey team. and have done 7 years of skating (now currently doing figure skating.). I am able to share my knowledge of sports with my peers and the younger generation by helping them develop. This required a lot of self-initiation, as I would often think of lesson plans, or when doing drills with the kids would look at which skating skills they would need to work on, and devise better skills to improve them. (I also tried to implement some creativity into my teaching.). For example, I also do gymnastics, and as of recently, I have learnt how to do cartwheels and tricks like this in inline skates. (Although going straight to kartwheel is a big jump for kids). I am testing to teach them more acrobatic skating form, including jumping over blocks, or balancing on one leg for a skate. I believe this ignites further love for this sport as we challenge ourselves creativity, and is better for them to interdispliany into other areas, when they master skating.

4. How did you persevere in action?
In G9 for experience week I signed up to go to Laos, which was marked as one of the most volunteer heavy experience week trips. The whole trip evolved around meeting kids in the Laos village, and teaching them playing games with them, btu also helping build toilets for this school. Ater going to this country, I was exposed to some of the horrid environments they may have to live up and get educated in. In a school for over 500 students, there may only be 4 toilets working. I even went to look at the areas and was shocked at the lack of quat they had. We were helping them build a whole toler stall hut, so we were required to dig many holes, fill them with cement, build structuring barb wires, etc. My friend and I worked hard in digging, even when we felt tired, because the outcome we knew it was going to benefit was enough to motivate us, especially when being placed into the shoes and environment of those children.

5. How did you work collaboratively with others?
I am passionate about many issues in the world. Some of them being the local and global refugee crisis, in addition to global warming, I managed to share my insight into these refugee issues though . prevent rotation in m civics class that was 5 minutes long. Through this experience I managed to share my knowledge with others and also how I had worked collaboratively with others in these areas. Often in cook ous for cooking for the refugees we would need to work in teams, and be timely efficient. While I was peeling the potatoes, my friend may be cutting the fat off the chicken, thus allowing a balance of skills, a dn will enable u to work c o,abbritly it hese task t manage out time. In Addition, I’m thinking of difference medium and ways I can share my areas of passion. I have recently joined as a youth reporter for the SOuth China Morning Post, and receive free tickets to a ed sheeran concert to write a review for them. Although this lies more in the pop culture area, I am hoping so suing this power to wirete more aboout Refugee, Global earming, or any other issues some one may believe deserves exposure or spreading too.

6. How did you develop international-mindedness through global engagement, multilingualism and intercultural understanding?
Through many experience week trips, I was placed in countries that I was very unfamiliar with and their daily routines. For example, when I went to Laos, I discovered through my phone say that they had to toilets and only had a hole in the ground and had to use a bucket to flush. I was shocked at the imposhive conscious us this, which aren’t motivated me to help their community by helping the bold e.g. abridge across their school rover and toilers for school infrastructure.

7. How did you consider the ethical implications of your actions?
I recently began getting aware of my own carbon footprint. I learnt a bit about how carbon dioxide can be emitted from machinery, and thus cause greenhouse gases to our atmosphere and lead to global warming. For example, now I am striving to use refusable straw is in my drinks to avoid waste of plastic. I am always planning on allowing stargeries to reduce the waste of electricity, food and water. Thus in order to do my part to help solve he v=virtual issues.