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HKAYP Bronze Award Presentation Ceremony (with photos)

     A total of 230 young people today (May 21) were commended at the 2016 Bronze Award Presentation Ceremony of the Hong Kong Award for Young People (HKAYP) Police Operating Authority (POA) for their outstanding performance.

     They received bronze award certificates from the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations), Mr Wong Chi-hung; the Director of Operations, Mr Lau Yip-shing; and the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman of HKAYP Award Council, Mr Lo Yan-lai and Mr Kwok Wing-leung; at the Police Sports and Recreation Club.

     Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Wong said the POA had a long-standing partnership with the HKAYP for 43 years. Young people were encouraged to aim high, take up challenges and serve others as well as develop the value of bettering and perfecting themselves with a view to becoming a responsible and law-abiding leader.

     Meanwhile, Mr Lo gave a special token of appreciation to the Force for active engagement in the award scheme for more than four decades.  The Scheme provided young people with comprehensive training and activities helping them to plan for their future. The Scheme also contributed to the cultivation of many young leaders for the society.

     In the past year, POA organised 16 training courses resulting in three gold awardees, 34 silver awardees and today's 230 bronze award recipients.
     The HKAYP scheme aims at building up young people's confidence and developing their potentials.  Participants aged between 14 and 25 will be awarded gold, silver or bronze awards by taking part in activities specified under categories of skills, service, expedition, physical recreation and residential project.

     The Force have organised HKAYP (formerly called The Duke of Edinburgh's Award) activities at the Police Cadet School since 1973. The Hong Kong Police Operating Authority was established in 1979 to co-ordinate the relevant activities, and the Police Public Relations Branch took over the programme in 2006.

Ends/Saturday, May 21, 2016
Issued at HKT 14:49


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