Everyone has encountered different challenges in their growth. They feel isolated, lack of identity, confused about their future, learning disabilities, and taking the wrong path due to the influence of their peers... But many times they only need a moment of inspiration and encouragement. , Can make people regain their strength and face difficulties.
With 30 years of service in Hong Kong this year, the Qili Youth Support Association (Qili) specially planned the "Qili Moment" exhibition, inviting 30 people from different sectors to share personal growth stories and inspire young people to grow up. Facing the difficulties, do your best.
The exhibition will be held in the revitalized Central Market from the 23rd to the 29th of this month. There will also be a series of interactive workshops during which the public are welcome to participate for free.
A report inspired the establishment of the group
In recent years, surveys have shown that the mental health of young people in Hong Kong is deteriorating. Some people have switched to alcohol and drugs. Does this mean that we have to "give up young people"?
Over the years, the Qili Youth Supporting Association has developed different projects to respond to the challenges faced by the new generation. It believes that to effectively support young people, prevention work is as important as crisis intervention. Therefore, it helps young people to equip them with relevant skills and knowledge through different projects. , And provide opportunities for them to be able to help themselves and support their peers.
The organization has cooperated with more than 100 local schools for 30 years, reaching more than 30,000 young people every year.
At the opening ceremony of the exhibition held a few days ago, Wei Yuxueyi, chairman of the Qili Youth Supporting Association, introduced the origin of the establishment of the organization: a girl whose alias "Kelly" shared her experience of getting rid of alcoholism to the South China Morning Post 30 years ago. The big repercussions triggered her to hold a peer support group gathering at home as a past person, allowing some young people suffering from drug and alcohol addiction to express their feelings in a safe and reliable environment.
This informal support group is the prototype of the Qili Youth Supporting Association, and the organization’s name is KELY, which is exactly what Kids Everywhere Like You means.
Many celebrities share the difficulties of growing up
The "Encouragement Moment" exhibition invited many celebrities to share their growth stories, including gender mobility advocate Luo Xiaofeng, body restoration engineer and life educator Wu Guilin, rapper Luna is a Bep, middle and long distance running elite athlete Chen Jiahao, and the lead singer of the band Rubberband Miao Haochang (No. 6) and so on.
Among them, the program host and emcee Sammi attended the launching ceremony as the protagonist of the story of "A Moment", and talked with two young people, John Joseph and Prince, who were involved in the positive development of the youth project.
He revealed that he had poor memory and insufficient concentration when he was studying, but he used the method of drawing homework to focus himself and overcome learning obstacles.
He said that it is still impossible to memorize long manuscripts, but calmly and calmly telling others about their shortcomings is the best way to eliminate anxiety.
Another "Qi Li Yi Mo" story owner Xiaoyu mentioned that during his participation in "National Stars II", he learned how to face the harsh negative comments of netizens with an open and introspective attitude.
He encourages young people to look at things from multiple perspectives and can also refer to some educational resources to learn how to manage emotions and cope with negative information on social media.
Launched an online platform to apply for training
Siu Jiaxin, Executive Director of Qili, pointed out that in the digital age, technology is an important tool for communication and learning.
Qi Li also makes good use of information technology to complement traditional methods to attract more young people to participate in the organization’s projects and activities. Qi Li recently launched a new learning management system, which allows users to register for mental health and stigmatization on an online platform. , Crisis intervention, mindfulness and mindfulness, knowledge of drugs, and online training courses on different topics such as daily technology applications.
She also said that the potential of young people should not be underestimated, thinking that they have the ability to create solutions to respond to the challenges faced by this generation; and the role of adults is to help young people build the ability to respond to social changes and work together to support young people for themselves And create a better future for the society as a whole.
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