Cathay Pacific launches 10th Wilderness Experience Programme
18 Mar 2003
Cathay Pacific and The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups are extending an invitation to Hong Kong students aged between 16 and 18 to take part in the Cathay Pacific International Wilderness Experience Programme 2003. This year's event also marks the 10th anniversary of the programme, a nine-day ecological course in South Africa.
This year's International Wilderness Experience Programme will take place between 27 July and 7 August 2003 at Entabeni Game Reserve, Johannesburg, South Africa. Entabeni Game Reserve consists of over 10,000 hectares of scenery and vegetation, containing a wide variety of wild- and plant-life, including the Big Five (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard), more than 80 species of mammals and 230 species of birds.
Instead of attending lectures, the students will be guided by a team of highly qualified Educational Officers and experience nature through hikes, camping trips and wildlife observation. They will also share each other's cultural heritage through wedding role-play, group discussion, as well as traditional songs and dances.
Over 50 students from Hong Kong, the Chinese Mainland, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Bahrain, South Africa, and Riyadh will be sending forth students to take part in the programme.
In Hong Kong, successful candidates will have the opportunity to participate in a leadership training programme, organised by The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups. Cathay Pacific will absorb all costs, including air tickets, course fees, accommodation, meals, and ground transportation in South Africa. Participating students in Hong Kong will only have to pay HK$500 for their travel insurance and training package.
Since the Programme's inception in 1994, over 400 students have taken part so far.
Application procedures and forms can be downloaded from:
They can also be collected at the following venues:
- Swire Group Public Affairs Office (35/F, Two Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong)
- Cathay Pacific Ticketing Office (10/F, Peninsula Office Tower, Tsim Sha Tsui)
- Cathay Pacific City (8 Scenic Road, HK International Airport, Lantau)
- The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (Room 305, Bradbury Centre, 55 Model Lane, North Point) and other HKFYG units.
The application deadline is 25 April 2002. For further details please call 2747-5210 or 2561-6149.