3 YWCA volunteers in Yuen Long have been honoured for outstanding volunteering
"The rose's in her hand, the flavour in mine." Being firmly rooted in the Christian faith and subscribed to the belief of all-round development of individuals, YWCA has been nurturing both members and volunteers and encouraging the unleashing of talents for the benefits of society. 3 young volunteers from Tin Shui Wai Integrated Social Service Centre, through their strength in different fields and enthusiasm for serving the public, have recently received recognition from Social Welfare Department's Yuen Long District Outstanding Volunteer Award 2020.
Kagf Lam, who loves to do sports, cooperated with YWCA’s Tin Shui Wai Integrated Social Service Centre in the past year, and organised various workshops on emerging sports to attract people in the community to develop fitness hobbies and acquire exercise knowledge. Being a volunteer to host events helped Kagf to advance her problem solving and communication skills. She can now perform well under pressure and is more confident in herself. Her enthusiasm for promoting emerging sports has also made her the champion of the Novice Group in Yuen Long District Outstanding Volunteer Award.
Unlike Kagf, Eva Chan, second runner-up in the Adult Group, loves to participate in different types of voluntary services, from designing furniture handrails for the elderly to serving SEN families in Tin Shui Wai. She was the Honorary Volunteer of YWCA in 2019-20 too. Volunteering opportunities were rare last year, but Eva tried hard to organise group activities whenever the epidemic is relatively stable, to ease the pressure on SEN families caused by the suspension of classes. She even collaborated with social workers to add vitality to the families by incorporating artistic elements into the parent-child activities. Eva believed that carrying out voluntary services in difficult times gave her courage to overcome difficulties and failures in life.
Ivan Chung, who won the Merit Award in the Youth Group, failed his HKDSE exam and hence understood how anxious and hesitant the candidates were during the exams. Therefore, he offered his help and shared his experience as a volunteer. The service allowed Ivan to reach out to many young people, listen to their worries and give advices. He also cleared his head upon his career path and recognised his ambition to become an educator.