Monthly Archives: October 2017

STOP promotion video

Posted by Peter MUIR

Check out this video from STOP. how could supporting the rights for workers in HK be a part of your CE?

CE Groups sign up

Posted by Peter MUIR

DC Community Engagement groups have been created to help create opportunities for students to be actively involved in service-related efforts within and outside of school. Students are encouraged to become involved in these groups as a part of their individual Community Engagement / CAS programme. Each CE group will be based on an assigned Sustainable Development Goal. These goals were indicated to be of most interest in a survey of DC students. They are selected from the Sustainable Development Goals created by United Nations. For more information click here.

For Semester 1, Each Year Group will be focusing on 2 specific goals. The groups will be meeting once weekly for the remainder of semester 1 to develop, and implementing plans for action. Below are the goals for Semester 1 and some shocking facts to why you should join the cause!

Year Group Goal Goal
Years 7 and 8 Clean Water and Sanitation

Did you know?

844 million people in the world do not have access to clean water, and 2.3 Billion people do not have a decent toilet! That’s 1 in 10 people without clean water and 1 in 3 people without a toilet!

Climate Action

Did you know that climate change is affecting every country on every continent! People are experiencing the impact of climate change, which include changing weather patterns, rising sea level, and more extreme weather events. We have to start saving our planet!

Years 9 and 10 No Poverty

Did you know?
1 billion children worldwide are living in poverty and according to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty. To stop violence and death we have to first stop poverty! STOP poverty by being a part of your own student group with your friends!

Good Health and Well-Being

Affordable and clean energy. Global warming, is deteriorating everyday. This is only because of the type of energy sources WE are using. Such as coal, oil and gas which has the destructive impacts on the planets. Average temperatures have climbed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880, it sounds less but in reality has a big impact. But we can change this and help improve our planet. Now this is your chance to act!

Years 11, 12 and 13 Zero Hunger

Have you ever had to go to school on an empty stomach? Not enough money to buy something from the vending machine in the DP centre? 66 million primary school children across the developing world experience this struggle everyday. This CAS activity gives you full freedom on what you want to target in the 2nd goal of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – whether it be agriculture, food, security, etc. In the continent with the most malnourished population in the entire world, now is your chance to act.

 Affordable and Clean Energy

Between 1990 and 2010, the number of people with access to electricity has increased by 1.7 billion, and as the global population continues to rise so will the demand for cheap energy. How can we ensure that we continue supplying energy that has minimal impact on our planet? How can we ensure that electricity is accessible to everyone?

Sunshine Action Club Christmas Food Packaging event

Posted by Peter MUIR

The DC Sunshine Action Club was created by students Adrian Yan (Y12) and Apple Kwok (Y12) at the start of this academic year. This club is affiliated with the Sunshine Action Charity organisation and works closely with its owner, Sunny Mak. Due to its small number of staff, Sunshine Action relies on volunteers to help out to ensure every event can lead to change. The goal of Sunshine Action Club is to give back to the community by advocating and cooperating with the organization.

DC’s Sunshine Action Club is made up of students ranging from Y9 to Y12 and are especially invested in addressing issues that concern their local communities today. Over the past several months, students have been involved in major events organized by Sunshine Action, from distributing lunch boxes to the homeless, to creating over 3000 food packages and providing first hand aid to the elderly. A participant from Y12 said “It was an eyeopening experience that allowed me to realise just how fortunate we are compared to those who utterly have close to nothing.”

TheDC Sunshine Action Club is organising a major event – Christmas Food Packaging on 9th December, and is requesting volunteers to join. More details regarding the event will be posted at a later date. Meanwhile for more details about the club, please email Adrian at 17yana1@dc.edu.hk or Apple at kwoka3@dc.edu.hk.

Action for a cause $3000 grants available!

Posted by Peter MUIR

Act!on for a Cause (AFAC) is a program designed to mobilize 12 – 17 year olds from diverse backgrounds to take action on real life social issues. Organised by Kids4Kids, who activates young people to find their voice, take action, and make an impact on the world’s biggest challenges, Act!on for a Cause aims to:

  • Promote creative problem solving of real life issues
  • Mobilize youth from all backgrounds to take positive action
  • Build leadership skills and social awareness through service

Submit an outline for a Community Action Project via Kids4Kids online portal and be in the chance to receive a HK$3,000 seed grant and support from Kids4Kids professional mentors!