Reviving in-school engagement with cultural exchanges
The first half of this year has been the most challenging time in recent memory, especially to the education sector. With learnings around the world forced into an online environment by COVID-19, students are missing out on what defines a formal education: direct conversations. In Hong Kong, the pandemic has taken a toll in both students and teachers. A recent survey by HKFYG1 indicated that half of the secondary school students felt highly stressed, and a quarter of them lacked the motivation to go to classes.
We, in ICE, are eager to help educators to restore those authentic interactions.We are launching our Global Perspective Dialogue series for Hong Kong secondary schools from now until 31 October 2020.
▉ What is it?
It is a 60-90 minutes free2 session where our trainers and speakers foster stimulating cultural discussions with students. We cover diverse topics, ranging from rites of passage to breaking down stereotypes. The theme is highly customizable according to different schools’ needs.
▉ How does it work?
Our trainers will bridge our international guests with the students through a set of activities, such as presentations and small-group discussions. Ideally, a group of 3-4 guests, accompanied by 1-2 trainers, will facilitate a session in a class.
▉ Testimonies from our long-term partners
I’ve worked with ICE for many years, organizing programmes for our students, watching them learn, experience and grow through the workshops and activities. ICE’s passion for Global Education is both endearing and infectious and I, myself, as the teacher, have also learnt so much from them.Mr Gerald Li – English Teacher, Stewards Pooi Kei College
Thanks everyone from the ICE’s team for they have created an interesting and eye-opening Global Week for our students. My gratitude also goes to the teachers who walk an extra miles in widening the exposure of students.Miss Chow Siu Fung – Vice Principal, Ying Wa Girl’s School
You did an excellent job and I don’t think there is any organisation can do the similar thing for studentsMr Lam Ngai Hung – Vice Principal, T.W.G.Hs. Kap Yan’s Director College
Thank you very much for the materials. Feedback from the activity has been very positive! The students have only complained about not having enough time to talk with you guys. I look forward to cooperating with you again in the future!Mr Timmy Yip – Teacher, HKCCCU Logos Academy
Submit Application Form
Download the form below and return it to our email firstname.lastname@example.org or to our office address.
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The registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis until 26 June 2020. For enquiries, contact us at 2384 1990.
2 Free trial session for schools to have an opportunity to see ICE’s methods and get to know the organisation for better cooperation. The free session is valid from 15 June 2020 to 31 October 2020 and only applies to schools ICE has not worked with us before.