(From left) Mrs Cheung-Ang Siew Mei and Ms Cheung Chui-yung share their valuable experience


Guests, staff and students kick off the Global Youth Summit


Participants eagerly take part in specially designed activities at the camp


Date: 11 Mar 2016 (Friday)


HKBU organises Global Youth Summit to discuss refugee issue


The Hong Kong Baptist University Global Youth Summit 2016 was held on 5 and 6 March on campus and at the Solar Tower Camp in Ma Wan to raise tertiary students’ awareness towards the global refugee crisis and to strengthen their sense of identity as responsible global citizens.

Organised by the Office of Student Affairs with the theme “Prison Break – Leave to live”, the event attracted around 100 participants from local and non-local institutions, including Heng Seng Management College, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College and The University of Macau.

Mrs Cheung-Ang Siew Mei, Executive Director of Christian Action, and Ms Cheung Chui-yung, an experienced journalist, were the keynote speakers. They shared their experiences on helping refugees and reporting about refugee issues.

Followed by “Living Library”, four refugees or asylum seekers shared their stories with the participants. In the simulation game, participants experienced a realistic journey similar to the ones refugees undertake in order to gain an understanding of what they would have encountered in their native land, the process of leaving the homeland and searching for shelter.

Lastly, participants actively shared their thoughts on refugee issues during the sharing session and wrote encouraging words to refugees on postcards to show their care and concern.

「香港浸會大學世界青年高峰會2016」於3月5日及6日在校園和馬灣太陽館度假營舉行,加深大學生對「世界公民」身分的了解及多關注國際事務。活動由學生事務處主辦,今年以「Prison Break -- Leave to live」為主題,採用互動體驗形式進行,吸引約100名來自本港、澳門及內地多間大專院校的學生參與,包括恒生管理學院、香港科技大學、香港中文大學、香港教育學院、香港理工大學、北京師範大學-香港浸會大學聯合國際學院及澳門大學。