On the first day of Chinese New Year, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (HKDL) announced the launch of a two-year pilot youth program “Grow and Glow,” with the Buddhist Fat Ho Memorial College located in Tai O on Lantau Island. Through the program, students will be given opportunities to perform at HKDL and get to know different areas of work in the resort. They will also be encouraged to think positively through sharing sessions with HKDL’s young cast members.
At the CNY ceremony, the lion dance team formed from the school’s students and alumni, which was the champion of an inter-school competition, performed traditional lion dance to share blessings with park guests for the New Year.
Eric Yuon Fuk-lung, Principal of Buddhist Fat Ho Memorial College, said, “We want to bring positive change to students and motivate them to excel at school and to fill their lives with goals for the future. Through the program with HKDL, we hope students gain out-of-classroom experiences that will be beneficial to their career planning.” He also gave thanks to HKDL for encouraging young people to be well-rounded in their development and to pursue their own dreams.
Pursuing dreams with change
Samuel Lau, managing director of HKDL, said, “Principal Yuon’s altruistic efforts in nurturing students are remarkable, and deserve our support. We hope through this joint school program, we could open up the horizon of the students in exploring future possibilities.”
“We have a lot of young people among our front-line cast members. Teenagers will shine when they follow their dreams. They will then gain the confidence and the strength to strive for a bright future,” he added.
Partnership with the community
HKDL is dedicated to supporting youth development through providing job opportunities for the local community and organizing community programs with different NGOs, schools, hospitals and more. The resort continues its efforts in encouraging young people to make their dreams come true, and to face challenges with positivity and joy. Since HKDL opened in 2005, the youth-related community programs supported by the resort, in the form of scholarships, youth community programs and internships, have benefited more than 7,000 young people in Hong Kong.
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