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    Uniformity Project to Help Underprivileged Children in Sichuan

    School News

    29 Jan, 2016

    10 : 00

    • Year 12 students Alice, Lora, Olina and Kelly are members of YCIS’s Charity Club. They meet as part of the Co-Curricular Programme (CCP) every Wednesday afternoon. The students have come up with a new initiative they’ve called “Uniformity”. They have started to collect old school uniforms from schools across Hong Kong and Shenzhen. The uniforms are then recycled into new products such as pencil cases and shopping bags and subsequently sold online and at various school fairs. All the proceeds from the sales will be donated to a rural school in Sichuan. The project started in November 2015 and has been entered into Havard’s “China Thinks Big” challenge.


      Alice, Lora, Olina and Kelly are spearheading the Uniformity project and have recruited the rest of the 20-strong Charity Club students. The project involves many different aspects of fundraising and will test their capabilities in marketing, sales, project management and communications. The project will also serve as a good opportunity for students to challenge their leadership, problem-solving and team-building skills.


      The students have set ambitious fundraising targets and hope to raise HK$20,000 by March 2016.


      If your school would like to take part in the Uniformity project, please contact Alice Wang (Student Council Vice President, Yew Chung International School – Secondary) by email for further details: uniformityhk@gmail.com.