YASIA 2017-18 Awardees Taiwan Trip – Yilan
On 29 July, 8 YASIA awardees went to Taiwan for a 6-day trip. They spent the first 3 days in Yilan, where they explored Taiwan and her culture through traditional arts, group activities and landscapes. Visiting the National Center for Traditional Arts, the awardees learnt about traditional handicraft in various workshops. For instance, they dyed and tied unique blue towels in the indigo dyeing workshop. After that, they were divided into two groups playing the room escape game called “Saving Tang Sanzang” with tradition elements like Bagua Zhen and treasure map. Through finishing tasks with teamwork, their problem solving and communication skills were enhanced. Then, awardees had their long-awaited bike trip along the scenic Old Caoling Belt Bikeway. At the end of the Old Caoling Tunnel, they enjoyed the Fulong Bento and sea view. In spite of tiredness, they supported each other and showed team spirit in the bike trip, making precious memories.
Youth Committee Youth-led Program – Breakthrough
After a month of preparation, “Breakthrough”, the summer program led by Youth Committee (YC) volunteers, was successfully held in CUHK on 24 July. 34 participants and 11 Organising Committee members (OCs) were involved. 11 OCs collaborated to organize different parts of the program, including program design, promotion and recruitment, preparation of game materials, as well as site-visit. Despite encountering difficulties, OCs managed to solve different problems and practicality issues by active communications. On that day, the program began at University Station, where participants got acquainted with each other through ice-breaking games. Then, they were divided into four groups playing individual and joint group games in campus checkpoints like Weiyuan Lake. This fun and unforgettable program was rounded up by sharing and reflection. Both the OCs and participants understood the importance of teamwork and communication, and most importantly, made a breakthrough.