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Joint-U South Africa Cultural & Service Tour 2024 - Apply on or before June 5!

06-05-2024

 Joint-U South Africa Cultural & Service Tour 2024

 

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Are you looking for an overseas programme that provides opportunities for cross-cultural exchange, meaningful community service, and the chance to meet new friends? If so, join us this summer as we unveil the wonders of South Africa in the Joint-U South Africa Cultural & Service Tour 2024! Throughout this journey, you'll have the chance to immerse yourself in the vibrant and diverse African culture, while also making a tangible positive impact on local communities in need. 

Not only you will have chance to have cultural exchanges with youths in South Africa, but you can also work together to serve local people in need and strengthen cultural exchanges between Chinese and South African youths. In addition, this tour will allow you to get to know the Belt and Road Initiative development in South Africa. 

Don't miss out on this opportunity to embark on a journey that combines cultural immersion, community service, and intercultural exchange. Apply now and be part of this summer adventure that enhances your personal growth! 

 

About the Programme 

Programme Period: Mid June - October 2024 (Tentative dates for the Tour: July 22 – August 6)

Destinations: South Africa (Cape Town, Durban & Johannesburg)

Eligibility: Students/alumni aged 18-29 (permanent HKSAR residents with the HKID card) with valid University & College YMCA membership. (Membership application is open all-year-round. CLICK HERE for membership application.)  

Language: Cantonese (for pre-trip and post-trip activities) and English (programmes in South Africa) 

Programme Timeline (Please reserve all the stated dates below.): 

 
 
 
 
 

Compulsory Online Joint-U Thematic Talk & Briefing Session

(Applicants of the Joint-U South Africa Cultural & Service Tour 2024 must attend this Talk) 

 
 
 
 
 

Contents: Programme Introduction, Application Procedure, Sharing from Guest Speaker 

 

Online Application: Stay tuned!

Application Deadline: TBC

An exemption may apply to participants who can provide written proofs (such as unavoidable academic reasons (e.g. scheduled classes by the University /sick leave with medical certificate)) in case they cannot attend the event.

 

 
 
 
 

Date: Late May 2024 (TBC)

Time: 19:30-21:00

Format: Online

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Joint-U South Africa Cultural & Service Tour 2024

 
 
 
 
 

Application Deadline 

 
 
 
 

5 June 2024 

 
 
 
 
 

Invitation email to shortlisted candidates for selection interview 

(Interview will only be offered to the attendants of the Joint-U Thematic Talk & Briefing Session) 

 

 
 
 
 

7 June 2024 

 
 
 
 
 

Selection Interview @ Mong Kok Holistic Development Centre

 
 
 
 

12 or 13 Jun 2024

 

 
 
 
 
 

Releasing interview results 

 
 
 
 

By 18 Jun 2024

 
 
 
 
 

Preparation Meetings @ Mong Kok Holistic Development Centre 

 

 
 
 
 
  1. 26 June 2024 (19:30-22:00); 

  1. 4 Jul 2024 (19:30-22:00) &

  1. 11 Jul 2024 (19:30-22:00)

 
 
 
 
 

Predeparture Briefing & Final Preparation @ Mong Kok Holistic Development Centre

 
 
 
 

18 Jul 2024 (10:30-17:30) 

 
 
 
 
 

Cultural & Service Tour @ South Africa

(The departure date or flights may be subject to adjustments due to actual circumstances, and the itinerary of the tour includes a flight time of 2 to 3 days.)  

 
 
 
 

22 Jul 2024 – 6 Aug 2024 (tentative) 

 
 
 
 
 

Post-trip Meeting (Wednesday nights) 

@ Mong Kok Holistic Development Centre

 
 
 
 
  1.  15 Aug 2024 (19:30-22:00) 

  1.  12 Sep 2024 (19:30-22:00) 

  2.  26 Sep 2024 (19:30-22:00) 

 
 
 
 
 

Post-trip Activity - Children Service

Post-trip Activity - On-campus Exhibition

 
 
 
 

Sep 2024 (Exact date TBC)

Oct 2024 (Exact date TBC)

 
 
 
 
 

Evaluation Meeting 

@ Mong Kok Holistic Development Centre

 
 
 
 

24 Oct (19:30-22:00) 

 Programme Fee: $16,000# + $1,000* refundable deposit 
(Programme fee includes flight tickets, meals, accommodation, insurance, transportation and programme activities..etc with YMCA subsidy.)

Participant who receives the "YMCA Global Citizenship Award Scheme" Gold Award will be given $1,000 subsidy. 

*Deposit is refundable upon completion of the programme. See "Programme Remarks" for more details.

 

Important Remarks:  
  • Participants MUST attend all preparation meetings before departure. The University & College YMCA Department reserves the right to terminate the participation of any individual in the Programme, and participants may be liable for any costs incurred from the programme, if they fail to attend all preparation meetings without pre-approval. An exemption may apply to participants who can provide written proofs (such as unavoidable academic reasons/sick leave) in case they cannot attend any session of the programme. 

  • Deposit is fully refundable upon full attendance of all pre-trip meetings, overseas trip, post-trip meetings & activities and completion of requirements of "YM Global Citizenship Award Scheme" Gold Award, with satisfactory performance throughout the programme. 

  • Participants who are awarded with "YM Global Citizenship Award Scheme" Gold Award can obtain $1,000 subsidy.

  • Participants who are receiving (1) Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA); or (2) A full grant of tuition fees under one of the means-tested schemes by the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency may be offered $13,000 subsidy by the “Pilot Scheme on Subsidy to Grassroots Youth for Participating in Exchange Activities Outside Hong Kong”, meaning the programme fee to be paid by the aforementioned eligible and successful applicants of the programme is $3,000. For more details, please CLICK HERE

  • This Programme is funded by "Funding Scheme for International Youth Exchange 2024-25" of Home and Youth Affairs Bureau and Youth Development Commission. 

  • The content of this publicity/ publication/ exhibition represents the opinion of the Organisers only. 

  • Applicants shall not be joining other projects under the Funding Scheme for International Youth Exchange 2024-25. The Organiser and government reserve the rights to recover the subsidies.  

  • The University & College YMCA Department of Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong reserves the right of final decision for any disputes. 

 

Online Application Form: CLICK HERE
(For HKU students, please APPLY HERE)

Application Deadline: 5 June 2024 (23:59) 

Enquiries 
2431-1117 / 
[email protected] (Please state "Joint-U South Africa Trip 2024" in the email subject.)