Archive | May, 2018

In Touch with Nature – 5-Day Summer Camp for Children 2018

5 May


Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden is re-running their popular 5-day Summer Camp for Children this year with a range of experiential activities.

1. Nature / Objectives
Kids will explore nature through hiking in woodland, art in nature workshops, animal encounters, harvesting and preparing low-carbon lunch with fresh vegetables at the Green Hub. Participants will be able to make new friends, bond with nature and gain greater awareness of the conservation of biodiversity in Hong Kong.

2. Programme Content
* Understand the interconnected relationships between plants and animals;
* Use all senses to discover the hidden treasures in nature;
* Learn about native animals in their habitats and ways to protect our native species;
* Express creatively and freely through nature art;
* Foster respect for nature by learning to live sustainably.

Date: 3 – 7 July 2018 (English camp)

Other date options:
Camp B: 9 – 13 July 2018 (Cantonese)
Camp C: 16 – 20 July 2018 (Cantonese)

Time: 09:30am – 4:00pm Daily (non- residential)

Place: Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden & Green Hub

Target group / No. of Participants : Children aged 7-9 years.
24 maximum per camp (at least one camp counselor per 6 children)

Price: HKD$2,200 for 5 days (Vegetarian lunch included)

Please submit your online application form by following this link and submit it to KFBG before 31 May, 2018.
Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis

For more information please contact Ms Eliz Leung at 2483 7110 or email elizleung@kfbg.org

About Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden : Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) spreads over 148 hectares of land on the northern slopes of Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong’s highest mountain, near the town of Tai Po.

KFBG has a deep-set valley between two ridges, with a stream running steeply down through the forest. On the slopes there are forest, theme gardens, vegetable terraces, 8km of walking trails, 9km of roads, and conservation and educational facilities.

The Farm was established in 1956 to provide agricultural aid to farmers in need of support to help them lead independent lives; and to provide leisure and educational experience for the public. The theme gardens were designed and planted from the 1960’s onwards, and through planting, natural process and protection from fire, what was once barren scrubland is now mature forest. Visitors are welcome.

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Junior Achievement (JA)

1 May

Junior Achievement (JA) is dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in the global economy, through their applied learning programs in work readiness, entrepreneurial thinking and financial literacy.

JA HK is one of the 100+ members of JA Worldwide, and a leading provider of Other Learning Experiences in Hong Kong. Their programs enable young people to learn the world of work from the first-hand experience of business volunteers. Since their establishment in 2001, JA HK has engaged the support of over 21,000 business volunteers from some 700 companies to serve more than 330,000 students from over 600 schools.

JA HK is a registered not-for-profit, tax-exempt charity under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance in Hong Kong. The organization does not receive annual subvention from the government. Their success hinges on the strong partnership with and valuable support from different stakeholders in the community. Partner companies and individuals contribute and support their organization in different ways.

Student Volunteers: JA HK provides an excellent service learning opportunity for student volunteers. They are keen to recruit more university student volunteers to deliver their two primary school programs, JA Play Lab and JA More Than Money. Students can also volunteer at the JA HK office as administrative support to gain experience on the operation of a not-for-profit organisation. Through volunteering, students develop their collaboration and communication skills.

To register as a volunteer, please follow this link and complete the form.

For more information, please email info@jahk.org