Project Title: “Inter Generational – Engagement in Secondary Schools (I-GESS)” I-GESS 跨代共學5Cs 班

Project Duration: Sept 2021 to April 2024

Project Description:

The second half of 2019 marked the lowest point in intergenerational relationship between the younger and older generations of Hong Kong when society was split on views toward political and government policy issues. Both generations express stereotypes, social stigma, and prejudice against each other. Young and old generations are important stakeholders for the bright future of Hong Kong, and they are both waiting to have an appropriate platform to re-connect for mutual understanding, respect, and trust so that they can benefit from each other.

Project Objectives:

  • To demonstrate care for nonlocal new students
  • To organise opportunities for nonlocal students to adapt to PolyU and Hong Kong
  • To introduce nonlocal students to the local culture
  • To provide opportunities for nonlocal students to befriend a Hong Kong family
  • To demonstrate mutuality and healthy cross-cultural exchange between host families and students

Funded by Lee Kam KeeFamily Foundation & ZeShan Foundation

More event highlights

i GESS Introduction to school flyer 27 July 2021 v10