HONG KONG, 25 August 2022 —— Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) hosted “UNICEF Club and SDGs eLearn Award Scheme Appreciation Ceremony 2021/22” on 21 August to commend participating schools and students for their enthusiastic support. The ceremony was attended by Ms Yolanda Ng, MH, Director, Advocacy and Community Outreach of UNICEF HK, school principals, consultant teachers, student committee members and awardees of SDGs eLearn Award Scheme.
UNICEF Club Programme
Ms Yolanda Ng, MH, Director, Advocacy and Community Outreach of UNICEF HK expressed her gratitude to school principals, teachers and students who supported UNICEF Club programme, “Despite massive challenges posed by COVID pandemic, UNICEF Club organized 60 school activities and more than 8,000 students were engaged this year.” The Programme provided students with precious opportunities to learn about global children’s rights issues and UNICEF works, as well as fulfilling their global citizen responsibilities.
SDGs eLearn Award Scheme
Furthermore, UNICEF HK launched SDGs eLearn Award Scheme which empowered our next generation to take online lessons on different Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while staying safe at home during fifth wave COVID special school break. Over 2,200 participants from 92 secondary schools have showed unlimited creativity by turning knowledge learnt from the online platform into practical SDGs actions in their daily lives. 110 outstanding students were presented Gold Medal Certificate.
Ms Yolanda Ng, MH also said that “UNICEF HK is now preparing a junior SDGs eLearn programme for primary school student to encourage self-directed learning. This is one of the many initiatives to attain our vision of Reimagine Education.”
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About UNICEF Club
UNICEF Club launched in 2007 is an entry-free and student-led platform, in which student leaders are encouraged to care about world children as global citizens, and are empowered to play a vital role in promoting global citizenship to peers by organizing different kinds of school activities.
About SDGs eLearn Award Scheme
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) eLearn Award Scheme was launched amidst fifth wave of COVID-19 in Hong Kong. It enabled secondary school students to take online lessons and complete various SDGs actions at home during special school break.
About Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF
Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) was founded in 1986 and was established as an independent local non-government organization to raise funds through public donations, corporate partnerships and special events, etc. to support UNICEF’s work. UNICEF HK also promotes and advocates for children’s rights through organizing education and youth programs in Hong Kong.