Opportunities

Central & Western District Young Ambassadors Training Program

Background of co-organiser

Walk in Hong Kong is a leading cultural enterprise that offers lovingly-designed and well-researched walking tours open to anyone eager to experience the lesser-seen sides of Hong Kong. Their immersive experiences are fun, informative and celebratory of the city’s tales, past and present, in all their gritty, quirky glory. Since their inception in 2013, they have curated memorable experiences for over 5000 participants.

Coming from a variety of professional backgrounds, each of their knowledgeable guides has plenty of personal stories to share about this fair city. Most importantly, they all share a passion to promote the authentic Hong Kong beyond what’s in the usual guidebooks.

Project details

The project aims at providing free training for 20 children aged 8 to 13 to become Young Ambassadors for the Central and Western District to showcase the area’s history, culture, and stories. Each Ambassador will attend 3 sessions of walking tours and training in professional public speaking and storytelling from January to May 2019. Equipped with the training, the Ambassadors will showcase their learning by being the docents in a Sai Ying Pun community tour and participating in a Storytelling Competition at the end of the project.

The aims of the project are threefold:

  1. Raise awareness about the historical and cultural assets in the community through fun and interactive storytelling.
  2. Develop critical skills in children such as self-confidence, presentation techniques, and and organizational skills.
  3. Foster parent-children relationship as we encourage parents to support their children in the program and cultivate the sense of belonging and care for the community together that can be passed down the generations.

The training are grouped in the following ways:

Date Time Content
26 Jan 2019 10am-1pm Central Tour + Workshop I: Elementary Storytelling Training
23 Feb 2019 10am- 1pm Sai Ying Pun Tour +Workshop II: Elementary Storytelling Training
13 Apr 2019 10am-1pm Sai Ying Pun Tour+Workshop III: Storytelling Competition Training

The tours in the training will be led by Walk in Hong Kong’s professional tour guides. PGDE (part-time) students are expected to:

  1. Design the interactive activities and prepare the training material.
  2. Facilitate the training sessions on the day of the delivery.

Date

PGDE (part-time) students are required to take part in ONE of the following sections (both training preparation and delivery):

Section Nature Date Time Content
A Preparation 7-24 Jan 2019 Flexible; Four 4-hour sessions Workshop I’s training material preparation and delivery rehearsal
Delivery 26 Jan 2019 10am-1pm Central Tour + Workshop I: Elementary Storytelling Training
B Preparation 4-21 Feb 2019 Flexible; Four 4-hour sessions Workshop II’s training material preparation and delivery rehearsal
Delivery 23 Feb 2019 10am- 1pm Sai Ying Pun Tour +Workshop II: Elementary Storytelling Training
C Preparation 4 Mar – 10 Apr 2019 Flexible; Four 4-hour sessions Workshop III’s training material preparation and delivery rehearsal
Delivery 13 Apr 2019 10am-1pm Sai Ying Pun Tour+Workshop III: Storytelling Competition Training

Location

Central and Western District

Eligibility

PGDE (part-time) students from all majors who:

  • Are fluent in Cantonese
  • Have prior experience in facilitating workshops (a plus)

[No. of places: 9 (3 students in each section)]

Application

[PGDE(part-time) students applying for this project are not required to submit the self-nominated EL project proposal.]

Application Deadline

26 December 2018

Enquiries

Walk in Hong Kong [Email: info@walkin.hk / Tel: 5511 4839]