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


(左起)張洪秀美女士和張翠容女士分享心得

Guests, staff and students kick off the Global Youth Summit


嘉賓、教職員和同學一起為青年高峰會揭幕

Participants eagerly take part in specially designed activities at the camp


參加者積極投入活動

Date: 11 Mar 2016 (Friday)

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HKBU organises Global Youth Summit to discuss refugee issue

浸大辦世界青年高峰會探討難民議題

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。

活動邀請了基督教勵行會執行董事張洪秀美女士和資深新聞工作者張翠容小姐作主講嘉賓,她們分享多年來分別支援在港難民,及於第三世界和戰場紀錄難民生活的經驗,啟發了參加者對「難民」議題的思考。

在「真人圖書館」環節,參加者與四名居港難民或酷刑聲請者作近距離接觸及對話,了解他們成為難民後的心路歷程。於另一焦點活動「模擬難民」中,參加者扮演著難民角色,模擬難民在尋求第三個庇護國家的過程,包括在母國受逼害的體驗、逃離母國的過程、融入新生活的困難等。這些環節有助參加者體會不同國家的難民面對的生存問題,以及在逃難與流離失所之間的掙扎。

最後,活動以「我手寫我心」環節,鼓勵各參加者即場書寫明信片寄給各國難民,表達關懷之情。