2012-13, over 50 secondary schools and tertiary institutes participated in Student Ambassador Campaign (SAC) and raised some HK$550,000 that is now helping our sight-savers to fight preventable blindness in unimaginably poor countries.
Top Fundraiser Award Champion: Ying Wa College
Top Fundraiser Award 1st Runner-up: True Light Middle School of Hong Kong
Top Fundraiser Award 2nd Runner-up: Hoi Ping Chamber of Commerce Secondary School
Best Fundraising Project Award: St. Rose of Lima's College
A Sight Saving Trip to Vietnam!
This July, ORBIS Student Captain, Heiward Mak and a team of nine pupils from different schools joined ORBIS in Vietnam. Everyone began their trip by visiting Hue Eye Hospital where they witnessed a surgery and the miraculous moment when a nurse removed someone’s bandages and enabled them to see.
Heiward and her new friends also visited a patient at homes. “To give us a better understanding of the challenges and dangers facing blind people undertaking even simple tasks, ORBIS also arranged for us to walk part of the way to the patient’s home wearing blindfolds. As a result, I’m now doing all I can to protect my eyes and help the sightless”, said 2012 SAC winner, Ka Pong Chan.
Acting as our Student Captain for the first time, famous young film director Heiward was delighted to help our 2012 SAC winners get involved in every aspect of their trip. “I am so proud to play my small part in ORBIS’ work by helping to show young Hongkongers the importance of compassion for the needy.”
The trip was far more than just a tour to show off our work, it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Student Ambassadors to demonstrate their qualities as upstanding citizens. All participants worked during the trip to create a moving videos highlighting their eye-opening experiences.
Student Ambassadors helped screening at village and even had a blindfold walk to a patient's home.
Happy faces shown during the visit at partner hospital.
Lien had cataract surgery supported by ORBIS and now she can draw again!
Highlight video produced by Student Ambassadors