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Participants in the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA) Youth Leadership Scheme (“the Scheme”) have graduated! The first BPA Youth Leadership Scheme attracted 15 talented young individuals, who are dedicated to serving Hong Kong, from various business and professional sectors. The Graduation Ceremony was held on September 22 with Mr Raymond Tam Chi-yuen, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, as the officiating guest. Other honourable attendees included BPA Council Chairman Dr Peter Lam Kin-ngok; BPA Chairman Mr Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen; BPA Vice Chairman Mr Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung; BPA Secretary-General Mr Abraham Shek Lai-him; and BPA Legislative Council Member Dr Priscilla Leung Mei-fun.
The Scheme was comprised mainly of visits and seminars covering a wide range of issues such as constitutional affairs, housing policy, economy, poverty, and new media. Participants were given the opportunity of meeting and interacting with such distinguished personalities as Mr Jasper Tsang Yok-sing, President of the Legislative Council; Prof. Lau Siu-kai, Vice Chairman of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong & Macau Studies; Prof. Richard Wong Yue-Chim, Founding Director of the Hong Kong Centre for Economic Research and Hong Kong APEC Study Center; Mr Chua Hoi-wai, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service; Mr Herman Lam Heung-yeung, CEO of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company; and other media veterans.
Graduates were unanimous in commending the Youth Leadership Scheme, which have helped them to obtain a better understanding and awareness of major government policies and Hong Kong’s political environment. All were eagerly looking forward to the next phase of the Scheme. Mr Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen advised younger members of the BPA to better equipped themselves so that they could contribute effectively and in a more meaningful manner to the Alliance and society.
The following are snapshots from the event: