Category: Service Projects

Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information

A. Sports Day for All on 2 November 2013 at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground
The site visit originally scheduled on 2 August but postponed to 9 August 10:30 a.m. due to the bad weather. Rotarians are welcome to join in.
Since Hong Kong Jockey Club turned down the application for funding support due to timing concern and the nature of the event is different from the original application that HKBSF applied for 2 years’ financial support to direct benefit Visual Impaired people, the OC was advised to raise funds on its own. A fund-raising sub-committee chaired by Grace Chan, CEO of HKBSF was formed and Rotary will consider supporting.

B. Site Visit to Green Technology Consortium Campus (GTC) on 18 Aug 2-4 pm
GTC is located in the 120,000 sq. ft. Campus at Sheung Shui where displays various Green Technologies:
– Food waste processing centre: manage up to 50 tons daily including 60,000 to 120,000 lunch boxes
– Food waste machine training centre: display various machines from few kg. up to 100 kg.
– Urban Organic Farm: illustrate modern organic farming solutions inside city
– Japanese Experimental Farm: Japanese researcher doing R&B projects
– Hydroponic Farm: provide water farming vegetable
– GTC Green Room: display solar light and wind powered system, bamboo
flooring, chemical free cleaning solution

C. 2013 Hong Kong Student Calligraphy Exhibition cum Prize Presentation Ceremony on 21 September 2013 at 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Sheung Wan Civil Centre, Exhibition Hall.
DG Eugene and Mr. Edwin Tsui, Principal Education Officer (Kowloon) will be invited to be Guests of Honour. Exhibition of Chinese Handwriting Calligraphy will take place from 21 to 23 September 2013. You are welcome to visit the Exhibition.

By RAAS Committee

A. Sports Day for All on 2 November 2013
It will be held at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground with the
following aims:
– To promote public awareness especially to school students on the needs and
abilities of the blind in sports training and competitions.
– Through success in sports competitions to regain the self-confidence of blind and
visually impaired people.
– To recruit interested visually impaired people to take part in sports training.
-To recruit interested school students / teachers / their family members and
corporate staff as guides for visually impaired athletes.
– To break the Guinness World Record for the “Longest Handshake Chain” jointly
by people with and without visual impairment so as to build a harmonious society.

B. CDIA Official Launch Ceremony and Concert on 16 August 2013
– Child Development Initiative Alliance (CDIA) comprises of leading business and community organization, bearing similar belief and conviction to youth development.
– CDIA committed organizations to advocate the novel holistic approach in youth development.
-Together, we will raise social awareness of youth issues and enlist further support from all sectors of the society.
– Official Launch Ceremony will be held at 7pm on Friday, 16 August 2013 at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Jockey Club Auditorium

C. Postponement of Site Visit to Green Technology Consortium Campus
Due to the anticipating bad weather and raining during the coming weekend caused by Typhoon Utor, Environmental Program Sub-committee Chair President Mawin Cheung advised to postpone the captioned visit till further notice.

Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information By RAAS Committee

A. Notice of Upcoming Meeting
The details of the 4th Organising Committee Meeting of Sports Day for All 傷健 共融運動日 are as follows:
Date: 28 August 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Moon Room, 5/F, Standard Chartered Tower, 388 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong.
Photos of the Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground

B. Child Development Initiative Alliance (CDIA) Official Launch Ceremony and Concert on 16 August 2013
– The objectives of CDIA are to influence societal value, cultivate the culture of youth development in the community and engage them in this holistic youth development movement.
-DG Eugene Fong, PDG Tony Wong and 30 participants including RAAS Committee members, Principals and teachers of RAAS partnering schools were invited to attend the Concert at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Jockey Club Auditorium.

C. Buddhist Fat Ho Memorial College – Art Exhibition
An Art Exhibition was set up by Principal Eric Yuon to show the masterpieces produced by students of Buddhist Fat Ho Memorial College. It takes place at Cultural Centre, Tsimshatsui from 21-22 August 2013.

Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information By RAAS Committee

A. Notice of 1st RAAS Committee Meeting
It will take place on Friday, 30 August 2013 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Rotary Information Centre.

B. Outstanding Content Award achieved by Cognitio College (Kowloon) at the Summer Institute Group Presentation
This event was organised by UNESCO Hong Kong Association at Guangzhou, ZengCheng from 10 to 14 August 2013. Students were sponsored to attend. Principal Amy and Teacher-in-charge Mr. Wong Tsz Chun were invited to lead their students to participate in the Sharing Session (UNESCO HK Exchanges Programme 2013) on 27 August at InnoCentre.

C. “Sports Day for All” on 2 November 2013
– RAAS co-organises this event with Education Bureau and Hong Kong Blind Sports Federation (HKBSF). We promote equal participation and Sports for All to arouse public awareness and to encourage students to witness the abilities of the visually impaired (VI).
– Sports Day for All will include carnival and sports competition so as to provide an equal platform and equal chances for the visually impaired people to be recognised their abilities and to be confident in sports.
– Our RAAS students can join making the Guinness World Record, to be the cheering group, to play the educational games in which they can acquire the cause for VI and treatments, to enter the Game Booth Design Competition etc.
– Scale: 3,000 people inclusive of VI students from Ebenezer School and regular schools, alumni and youth, 100 VI from HKBSF while others from sighted students of regular schools, their parents, family members and friends, also friends and staff of supporting organizations and sponsoring corporations.
– To make the Guinness World Record “The most Handshake chain” and the target will be the afore-said 3,000 people to participate.
– Description :
– All participants hand in hand together
to form a long handshake chain in a
single venue
– The existing record :
– 2,380 participants and was organized
by IBM Smarter Commerce (USA) on 5 September 2012

Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information By RAAS Committee

Dear Club Presidents and District Leaders,
Please be informed that “Sports Day for All” is an event jointly organized by the Education Bureau (EDB), Hong Kong Blind Sports Federation (HKBSF) and Rotary International District 3450 and is one of the activities of “Hong Kong Our Home” Campaign:


Date: Saturday, 2 November, 2013
Time: 09:00 – 13:00 – Sports Competitions & Games for sighted and
visually impaired, Blind Experience Tour
14:30 – 17:00 – Performances; Ceremony; Breaking the Guinness
World Record
Venue: Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground (All areas in main sports ground)
Officiating Guests: Mrs. LAM Cheng Yuet-ngor, Carrie, GBS JP, Chief Secretary of Administration & Dr CHOW Yat Ngok, York, GBS JP,
Chairman of Equal Opportunities Commission It serves the purposes of:

 

1. Promoting public awareness especially to students on the needs and abilities of the blind in sports training and competitions;
2. Through success in sports competitions to regain the self-confidence of blind and visually impaired people;
3. To recruit interested visually impaired people to take part in sports training;
4. To recruit interested school students/teachers/their family members and corporate staff as guides for visually impaired athletes;
5. To break the Guinness World Record for the “Longest Handshake Chain” jointly by 3,000 people with and without visual impairment so as to build a harmonious society.


Sports Day for All programmes include Track and Field competition; Golf (Putting and Chipping); Blind Football 5-A Side Tournament; Game Booths and Blind Experience Tour.
With the support and blessing from DG Eugene, Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) will invite our partnering schools to enroll their teachers and students to participate this meaningful event and at the same time, is seeking your support to be:

  • Items sponsor
  • Diamond sponsor
  • Gold sponsor
  • Silver sponsor
  • Hearty sponsor

– On various items as mentioned in the Sponsorship Form
– $20,000 and up – $10,000 and up – $5,000 and up – $3,000 and up
– allow up to 150 participants & full page recognition;
– allow up to 72 participants & half page recognition;
– allow up to 35 participants & quarter page recognition;
– allow up to 20 participants & 1/8 page recognition
(All funds raised will be used to cover all the costs for “Sports Day for All” with surplus if any to be used to support the blind sports programmes of HKBSF.)
An Organizing Committee was formed with members comprising EDB Officers, HKBSF Officials and Rotarians to plan this very special event for visually impaired people of Hong Kong. I truly wish you will come with your members and join us as a team to make it happen with blissful success. Please contact our Vice Chair and Hon Secretary PP Wendy Mung at wmung@hkstar.com if you find any questions.
Thank you very much.
Yours in Rotary,
PDG Tony Wong
Rotary Adopt A School Chair

Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information By RAAS Committee

Introduction of Rotary Adopt a School Programme

In the year 2005, Past RI President Carl Wilhelm Stenhammar proposed World Literacy in Action and encouraged every Rotary Club in our Rotary World to consider adopting a School.

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Past District Governor Peter Wan initiated the idea of Rotary Adopt A School project to all Rotary clubs of our district.He formed the committee and was the first Chairman of Rotary Adopt A School programme, working with the Education Bureau as our service partner.

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Rotary created a new Guinness World Record

(by PDG Tony Wong)

A new Guinness World Record of “The Longest Handshake Chain” was created by 3,434 participants at 3:23 p.m. of 2nd November, 2013 at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground, Hong Kong inclusive of Rotarians of Rotary International District 3450 and the visually challenged members of Hong Kong Blind Sports Federation in this first ever territory-wide event.

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