Wow! What a lot of children got to hear about the Masarang Foundation in one day.
On 13 January, ESF held their Year 6 ‘Agents of Change’ conference. There were approximately 900 primary students and representation from over 20 NGOs.
All the students showed a high level of engagement, asked relevant questions and offered meaningful suggestions about the action they could then take after the conference.
The Keynote presentation to start the event was given by our very own Dr Merrin Pearse, who shared why he is keen to be M.A.D., which in this case refers to ‘Make A Difference’. He shared his passion for reconnecting people with nature and how Masarang HK helps him to do that. His main message to the students was to explore during the day topics they are passionate about, not what their friend or sibling is passionate about. Then after the keynote the students chose which topics they wanted to hear more about during three workshop sessions.
Our Chairwoman, Adrienne Watson, led the workshop session and shared with the students the work being done in Hong Kong and Indonesia by the Masarang Foundation. She also explained how the Masarang HK team of volunteers, with wonderful support from a number of schools, is helping to make a difference to those projects.
Thank you to all those who chose to join this event and hope you continue to make a difference!