MVS1: City Orienteering 2017-2018
“City Orienteering 2017-2018” was held on 16th December, 2017 (Saturday) to improve Teens’ understanding, reduce stigmatization and misconception on mental illnesses, and enhance the social inclusion through interaction with person-in-recovery.
136 teens and 64 people-in-recovery participated in this activity, they were divided into 33 groups, and each group consisted of person-in-recovery, Teens and Jardine Ambassadors. Participants discussed and planned the routes, then traveled to different locations in Tsim Sha Tsui, Mong Kok, Kowloon Tong, Lok Fu and Hung Hom. 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 achievements with the 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 the sense of being included in the community.