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High School OELP Service in Action Week 2023

We were very excited to launch our updated Outdoor Education and Leadership Program (OELP) Service in Action Week in November after 3 years without our overseas OELP taking place. While From Global to Local brought us closer to organisations in Hong Kong, it was time for our Eagles to spread their wings again and venture further afield! 

We had 6 overseas programs running this year. Students ventured as far as France and Fiji, or stayed closer in Chengdu, Bali, Thailand, and Nepal. Each group experienced the culture, natural beauty, and adventurous activities in each destination, while also taking time to learn about and working to support initiatives in the local communities. 

In Bali, students focused on marine preservation in a coastal village. In Chengdu, students interacted with students at a local school and also helped care for pandas! In Chiang Mai, students supported a local school in the highlands in building a shaded play area. In Fiji, students supported the local community in making meals for those in need. In Nepal, we visited Moonlight School and spent time with the children there. In France, students helped clean up for the Olympics while also visiting a retirement resident and performing for those living there. 

Bali

Chengdu

Chiangmai

Fiji

France

Nepal

In Hong Kong, we had 2 groups focusing on different areas of need in Hong Kong. One group worked with Africa Centre, Habitat for Humanities and Feeding HK to address the social inequities faced by many living in our local community. While the other group focused on the natural environment through work with A-Team Edventures, World Wildlife Fund, and Voltra. Both groups saw a different side of Hong Kong than they were used to, and learned more about how they can alleviate these issues happening close to home. 

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

All in all it was a week filled with memories and learnings that will last a lifetime. Be sure to watch some of the videos made by AIS students to showcase their adventures as we look forward to Service in Action Week 2024!