HKAYP bronze award winners commended
A total of 195 young people were commended on May 19 at the Bronze Award Presentation Ceremony of the Hong Kong Award for Young People (HKAYP) Police Operating Authority (POA) for their outstanding performance.
They received bronze award certificates from Deputy Commissioner (Operations) Tang Kam-moon and the Chairman of the HKAYP Award Council, Mr Rock Chen, at Police Sports and Recreation Club.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Tang pointed out that the HKAYP encouraged young people to achieve whole-person development through a unique incentive scheme recognised by society. The scheme also encourages them to spend their leisure time in a constructive way, set and achieve their personal goals, and understand themselves and the community better.
He also thanked the volunteer instructors for their contributions, most of whom are serving or retired police officers.
Also speaking at the ceremony, Mr Chen expressed his appreciation to the Force for actively participating in the scheme over the years. He described the HKAYP as a big family of participants and volunteers, each playing some roles to make a contribution to Hong Kong.
The "AYP Network" was established to mark the 50th Anniversary of HKAYP last year, with the aim of creating a strong bond amongst stakeholders and facilitating development of the HKAYP, he added.
In the past year, some 5 000 young people participated in over 20 training courses organised by the POA. Besides the 195 bronze award winners, 15 participants have won gold award and 25, silver award.
The HKAYP scheme aims at building up young people's confidence and developing their potentials. Participants aged between 14 and 25 will be awarded gold, silver or bronze awards after joining activities specified under the skills, service, expedition, physical recreation and residential project sections.
The Force started organising HKAYP (formerly known as the Duke of Edinburgh's Award) activities at the former Police Cadet School in 1973 and established the Hong Kong Police Operating Authority, one of the 17 operating authorities, in 1979 to coordinate the relevant activities. Police Public Relations Branch took over the programme in 2006.
The contestants share with Mr Tang their experience of preparing for the HKAYP
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