“GEG Youth Achievement Program” Carries on its Mission; Encouraging Youngsters to Care for the Community

Nov, 11 2015 - Having had attracted over 1,400 participants since its inception, the “GEG Youth Achievement Program” aims to help youngsters strengthen their confidence and develop their leadership skills through a wide range of activities. Co-organized by the Macau Management Association (“MMA”) and Galaxy Entertainment Group (“GEG”), the new “GEG Youth Achievement Program” has started accepting applications, and an opening ceremony was held at the Grand Ballroom of StarWorld Hotel on Wednesday. The theme of the Program focuses on further enhancing the youngsters’ awareness of the needs in the community. The winning teammates of the previous Program will also serve as ambassadors in the new Program to lead the new participants in organizing community events and pass on their experiences while working hand in hand to serve the community.

The opening ceremony of the fifth “GEG Youth Achievement Program” was officiated by the guests of honor to mark the commencement of the Program, including Ms. Teng Nga Kan, Deputy Director of Labor Affairs Bureau, Mr. Hong Bo, Director of the Department of Culture and Education, Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macau SAR, Mr. Kong Chi Meng, Head of the Division of Pre-School and Primary Education of Education and Youth Affairs Bureau, Mr. Chui Sai Cheong, President of MMA and Mr. Francis Lui, Vice Chairman of GEG. Mr. Tommy Lau, Council Chairman of MMA, said the “GEG Youth Achievement Program” has increasingly gained traction in Macau over the years. He hopes the participants can make contributions to the society and care for the community in the future with skills learned from the Program, as well as to achieve new heights in their careers. In his speech, Mr. Philip Cheng, Director of GEG, said cooperating with the Macau SAR government on its policy to cultivate talents, MMA and GEG have helped Macau to groom future leaders through the Program, in which youngsters could encourage and learn from each other.

This year’s “GEG Youth Achievement Program” welcomes the application of Macau youngsters aged 18 through 29 starting now until November 25. In the next nine months, the participants will have opportunities to join a series of workshops on nurturing personal growth and enhancing self-confidence, as well as a two-day team-building and leadership camp abroad. Additionally, the six teammates of the champion group in the previous Program’s final project have been invited to serve as ambassadors in the new “GEG Youth Achievement Program”. Leading new participants to organize two large-scale events in facilitating the spirits of caring for the community and exhibiting compassion for Macau, the ambassadors will pass them the torch. After completing the Program, all participants will receive certificates of recognition and will be eligible to enter into a final contest to compete for seats in the Asian City Study Tour.