MVS1: City Orienteering 2016-2017
“City Orienteering 2016-2017” was held on 13th May, 2017 (Saturday) to improve Teens’ understanding, reduce stigmatization and misconception on mental illnesses, and enhance the social inclusion through interaction with person-in-recovery.
96 teens and 87 people-in-recovery participated in this activity, they were divided into 37 groups, and each group consisted of Jardine Ambassadors, person-in-recovery, and teens. Participants discussed and decided the routes, then travelling to different locations including Ma On Shan, Shatin, Tai Wai, University and City One, Shatin. They visited local scenes and historical buildings, took group photos, enjoyed local cuisine and completed group tasks. After the journey, they went back to the school and shared their achievement with other groups.
This activity not only allowed teens to have better understanding on mental illnesses and person-in-recovery, but also provided an opportunity for service users to participate in social activities, thereby built up self-confidence through achieving tasks & social interactions, and to be included in the community.