Global Citizenship Workshop 2016

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The Women’s Federation for World Peace, Hong Kong is pleased to announce the Global Citizenship Workshop in Youth Square, Chai Wan in 2016.

*Update July 11: The workshop dates have changed. The workshop will now be held between Q3 and Q4 to better accommodate students' schedules. Please check back for updates in the coming months.

We welcome students who are interested in exploring the dynamics of global citizenship to understand the connectedness of people throughout the world, while analyzing and brainstorming new solutions to global issues such as environmental protection, human rights, and cultural awareness. During this workshop, students will gain a deeper understanding of the universal humanity that is necessary to make positive impacts on society that benefit the whole. Through exploring and understanding different cultures and their access to rights, we can create solutions that are both innovate and impactful to create a more thoughtful, connected world.  This workshop will teach students the importance of global citizenship while preparing them for the third annual Model United Nations in December. This workshop will inform students on how to succeed in the upcoming Model UN by teaching them to synthesize arguments and present proposals. We look forward to sharing unique perspectives and collaborating with each other to identify and resolve global issues for a more peaceful society.

Eligibility

  • Students must be currently enrolled in high school and able to participate in the Model United Nations in December 2016.
  • Applicants must submit one essay addressing an issue raised in one of the topics.

Essay Prompts

We are looking for thoughtful essays that show research and writing ability, attentions to detail, and ability to present clear and direct arguments.

Please choose ONE of the four essay prompts to address. Essays must be no longer than 500 words in length.

1.     Developing countries generally do not recycle because they lack formal recycling systems in place. Write an essay on ways these countries can recycle using the little resources they have.

2.     The mayor has to make a big decision–should some land in your community be used for a new shopping mall or for a park. Write a letter to the mayor telling what you think supporting your arguments with facts.

3.     Gasoline and diesel powered engines are a necessary part of modern life, but they have an affect on the environment. Write a comparative essay that discusses the environmental impact of the use of gas and diesel engines versus what these devices provide for society.

4.     Write an essay on the importance of sustainable development. Do you think sustainable development is indeed beneficial for developing countries? How so? If not, what would you propose for developing nations.

*Remember to cite your sources. Students who are found to be plagiarizing will be disqualified.

Important Dates:

Application Deadline: TBD

Informed of Admittance Decision: TBD

Day of Workshop: TBD

You can download the application by clicking here. Please submit both the application and your essay via email to info@wfwp.org.hk

Note: There is a 150HKD fee to attend (members are free). We encourage you to consider to benefits of becoming a member.

* Please pay via bank transfer to Bank of China (Hong Kong) Ltd., Account Number: 012-897-1-032809-5. Please send your pay slip to info@wfwp.org.hk

*After attending the workshop, all students will receive a certificate of participation.

Global Citizenship Information Digital Flyer

Global Citizen Workshop Flyer (short)

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Volunteers Needed

The Women’s Federation HK is looking for volunteers who are interested in helping with various roles in the production of the upcoming Global Citizenship Workshop. We are looking for university students or adults who have unique perspectives to share as a global citizens. We need volunteers to be mentors and leaders for the program. There will be times during the workshop where students will separate into groups, which will be led by mentor volunteers. These volunteers should have knowledge of global citizenship and sustainability issues. We are also seeking volunteers who have experience performing in a Model United Nations, as we will be guiding students through the process. All volunteers will receive a certificate of recognition after their completion of the workshop. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, click here to fill out the volunteer information sheet.

Please email all completed volunteer information sheets to info@wfwp.org.hk

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To learn more about our Chairperson Paris' trip to the UN DPI Conference, click the link below.

UN DPI Conference 2016: Education for Global Citizenship