Category: Service Projects

A. Mock Court 2014 in March 2014
1. Intensive training to Prosecution Team and Defence Team by volunteer counsel to different participating schools in March 2014.
2. Mock Court Trials at the 3 Court Rooms of the High Court on 29 March 2014.
Customs and Excise officers volunteered to be acted as witnesses. Four RAAS partnering schools and 2 Non-RAAS will take part in the

Mock Court Trials.
B. A Green Project on 22 March 2014 jointly organized by RAAS Committee, Rotary Club of Guia and Rotary Club of Happy Valley
RAAS Environmental Program Sub-committee Chair President Mawin Cheung and President Patrick Kang of Rotary Club of Guia have collaborated to carry out a Green Project by organizing Rotarians, friends and students in Macau to come over to Hong Kong visiting Easy Organic Farming and Baptist Convention of Hong Kong Po Tin Kindergarten. They will also have knowledge and friend exchange with school visit leading by RAAS students of Stewards MKMCF Ma Ko Pan Memorial College.

C. Mock LegCo 2014 at Legislative Council Complex
An invitation was sent to RAAS partnering Rotary Clubs and schools.
1. Mock LegCo Workshop will take place on 12 April (Saturday) and;
2. Mock LegCo Debate on 10 May (Saturday)
Hon. Dr. Lam Tai Fai has accepted our invitation to be the Guest of Honour.

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Customs Headquarters Building Visit on 1 March 2014
DG Eugene Fong graced this special occasion and also, on behalf of our District and RAAS program, delivered a speech to thank Customs & Excise Department (C&E), Education Bureau and all supporting schools to join this visit for the purposes of offering our students a chance to learn from C&E about their mission and duties.

1. Visit of Customs Facilities at 9/F
An eye-opening visit to an Interview Room with special equipment for video-recording when interviewing suspects, Identity Parade Room, a room with one-way mirror to identify suspects without letting them see the attendees, and specially devised and furnished Detention Centre etc. Different C&E officers provided us very detailed explanations in each location. Photo-taking was not allowed in this floor.
It was a real situation that suspects had been arrested and sent to 9/F when we were staying in the Customs Headquarters Building. Therefore, the C&E officers executed their contingency plan in order to prevent those suspects from meeting us face to face. Under the careful guidance and well-organised of the super-efficient disciplinary force, despite the fact that our over-subscription really aggravated their workloads, 271 participants were triaged effectively to complete the visit smoothly.
Salute Customs and Excise officers!

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2. Visit of Exhibition Gallery at 10/F
“The History and Development of Hong Kong Customs in the past 100 years (香港海關 – 百年光影)” comprises 3 main exhibition areas:

A. Gateway
Displays the chronicle of China Customs, Hong Kong Customs and Chinese Maritime
Customs (Kowloon Customs)

B. TimeTunnel
Displays the development of Customs in the past 100 years and its significant roles at
different eras

C. MainGallery
Comprises one thematic section and six sections on the work areas:
(1) The thematic section “Recruitment and Training” displays information on training,
professionalization development and recruitment.
(2) Six sections are:
Anti-narcotics Investigation Section, Revenue Protection and Collection Section, Intellectual Property Rights Protection Section, Border Security and Trade Facilitation Section, Consumer Protection Section and International Cooperation Section.
(3). Presentation on procedures in case processing by C&E Department
An Officer of Office of Prosecution & Management Support gave the presentation followed by Q&A. Students were very excited and energetic to answer 10 questions respectively by raising their hands in a turbo speed to fight for the chance of providing an answer each time. Each winner got home with a cute Toy Customs Detector Dog!
List of Participating Schools –
A total of 29 schools including RAAS Partnering Schools and Non-RAAS (Names are arranged according to their date of enrollment)
RAAS Partnering Schools
Non-RAAS
文理書院 (香港) 趙聿修紀念中學
福建中學 浸信會呂明才中學 聖嘉勒女書院 香港神託會培敦中學 東華三院張明添中學 伯特利中學
文理書院 (九龍) 香港布廠商會朱石麟中學 基督教香港信義會信義中學 聖公會聖匠中學
香島中學
真光女書院 馬錦明慈善基金馬可賓紀念中學 庇理羅士女子中學
英皇書院 (服務夥伴)
廖寶珊紀念書院
麗澤中學 何明華會督銀禧中學 張祝珊英文中學 東華三院李潤田紀念中學 聖言中學 中華基督教會公理高中書院 梁文燕紀念中學 (沙田) 港澳信義會慕德中學 匯知中學
沙田官立中學
觀塘官立中學

Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Mock Court 2014 Series in collaboration of Education Bureau (EDB) and Customs & Excise Department (C&E)

Visit to Customs Headquarters Building on 1 March 2014 (Saturday) from 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Due to the over-whelming responses from RAAS Partnering Schools and Non-RAAS Schools, the original 180 vacancies offered by the C&E Department for the Visit were quickly filled up. As we received over 270 participants enrolled prior to the deadline, C&E Officers had kindly accepted all the applicants to avoid disappointment.
In addition to RAAS Committee members, Rotarians from different Rotary Clubs and members from Rotary family, there were over 10 Non-RAAS schools, 16 RAAS Partnering Schools plus one potential partner enrolled.

List of Participating RAAS Partnering Schools (Names are arranged according to their date of enrollment)

1. 文理書院(香港) Cognitio College (Hong Kong) – Mentorship Scheme Program
2. 趙聿修紀念中學 Chiu Lut Sau Memorial Secondary School
3. 福建中學 Fukien Secondary School
4. 浸信會呂明才中學 Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School
5. 聖嘉勒女書院 St. Clare’s Girls’ School
6. 香港神託會培敦中學 Stewards Pooi Tun Secondary School
7. 東華三院張明添中學 TWGHs Chang Ming Thien College
8. 伯特利中學 Bethel High School
9. 文理書院 (九龍) Cognitio College (Kowloon)
10. 香港布廠商會朱石麟中學 HKWMA Chu Shek Lun Secondary School
11. 基督教香港信義會信義中學 ELCHK Lutheran Secondary School
12. 聖公會聖匠中學 Holy Carpenter Secondary School
13. 香島中學 Heung To Middle School
14. 真光女書院 True Light Girls’ College
15. 馬錦明慈善基金馬可賓紀念中學 Stewards MKMCF Ma Ko Pan Memorial College 16. 庇理羅士女子中學 Belilios Public School
17. 英皇書院 King’s College (Partner in Service with Rotary Club of Hong Kong Harbour)

Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information By RAAS Committee

Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Mock Court 2014 Series in collaboration of Education Bureau (EDB) and Customs & Excise Department (C&E) include:

a) 1 March 2014 (Saturday) from 9 a.m. to 12 noon (Please refer to the Program Rundown below)
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Visit of Customs facilities at 9/F & Visit of Exhibition Gallery at 10/F, Customs Headquarters Building. Officers of Hong Kong Customs provide guided tour to participants
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon – Presentation on Case Processing by C& E Officers

b) The subsequent Saturdays in March
RAAS will arrange volunteer solicitors / barristers to provide further training on the Saturday(s) in March to those students who will attend Mock Court Trials. Intensive training to Prosecution Team and Defence Team will be organized.

c) 29 March 2014 (Saturday)
Mock Court Trials at the Court Rooms of the High Court.

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Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information By RAAS Committee

RAAS Chair PDG emailed the following invitation to all the Club Presidents and District leaders on 10 February 2014:


Dear Club Presidents and District Leaders,
The Mock Court 2014 Series of Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) and Education Bureau (EDB) have successfully invited Customs & Excise Department (C&E) to be our service partner. The first ever and most meaningful educational activity is collaborated with C&E and a visit to Customs Headquarters Building will be conducted. The purpose of this collaboration is to let students know that C&E works hand in hand with Police Force to combat smuggling activities, narcotics interdiction, copyright infringing activity etc so as to protect Intellectual Property Rights.

Apart from enriching students’ Other Learning Experiences, this program offers an invaluable opportunity for participants to comprehend the work of C&E, to fortify civic education and as a consequence, it is expected that students should avoid defying the law or becoming lawbreakers due to their ignorance.
The Mock Court 2014 Series include:

a) 1 March 2014 (Saturday) from 9 a.m. to 12 noon
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Visit of Customs facilities at 9/F & Visit of Exhibition Gallery at 10/F, Customs Headquarters Building. Officers of Hong Kong Customs provide guided tour to participants
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon – Presentation on Case Processing by C& E Officers

b) The subsequent Saturdays in March
RAAS will arrange volunteer solicitors / barristers to provide further training on the Saturday(s) in March to those students who will attend Mock Court Trials. Intensive training to Prosecution Team and Defence Team will be organized.

c) 29 March 2014 (Saturday)
Mock Court Trials at the Court Rooms of the High Court.

Information on Enrolment:
C&E offers 180 vacancies only for the Visit of the above-mentioned item a) on 1 March 2014. Therefore, please enroll soonest as it is first-come, first-served.
Please note the follows:

 

  • 1. Mock Court Trial participants must attend the Customs Headquarters Building visit and the Presentation on Case Processing session on 1 March 2014.
  • 2. RAAS partnering schools and non-RAAS will be accepted. Each school comprises of maximum 8 people including 1-2 Principal / teachers.
    • For Rotarians and their children would like to participate this event, please enroll soonest. If it happens that your Rotary Club has one or more target schools interested to know more about RAAS or have a chance to be partnering, please feel free to invite their students joining this activity. Seats are subject to availability thus kindly take immediate action now.
  • 3. Deadline for enrollment will be 20 February 2014.


Certificates of Participation will be issued by EDB to participants accordingly.
Please return the duly completed Reply Slip to PP Wendy Mung ( wmung@hkstar.com ) at your earliest convenience.
Successful applicants will be notified individually. Please contact us should you have any query.
With best regards,
PDG Tony Wong
Rotary Adopt A School Committee Chair


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REPLY SLIP
Name of Rotary Club:
Name of Rotarian in charge:
Mobile phone No:
Email address:
For the security reason, all participants visit Customs Headquarters Building must provide their names.
Name list of participants 1.
2. 3……8.

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