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Strive and Rise Programme starts recruitment of mentees
     The Government announced today (September 8) the commencement of the recruitment of mentees for the Strive and Rise Programme. The Programme is launched by the inter-departmental task force led by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Chan Kwok-ki.

     The Programme comprises three key elements, namely mentorship, personal development plans and financial support. Each mentee will be paired with a volunteer mentor who will share his/her life experience, inspire the mentee to explore more possibilities for personal development, assist the mentee in improving self-confidence, and encourage the mentee to set personal goals in a proactive and positive manner. The mentors will also assist the mentees in developing positive financial planning concepts and provide guidance on ways to make good use of the start-up financial support of $5,000 provided by the Programme to take forward their personal development plans. Upon successful completion of the Programme, a scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded to the mentees for their personal pursuits by applying the financial planning concepts that they have learned. Through a structured programme covering orientation, basic training, diverse group activities and mentor-mentee interactive sessions, the Programme will help mentees broaden horizons, reinforce self-confidence, develop a positive outlook on life and set goals for the future.

     The first phase of the Programme will last one year and targets to recruit 2 000 Secondary One to Secondary Three students from underprivileged families, particularly those living in sub-divided units, through secondary schools and district networks. Students may approach their schools or the non-governmental organisations that assist in implementing the Programme for enquiries and application. Applications will close on September 28.

     For more information about the Programme and application details, please visit the designated website: www.striveandrise.gov.hk.
Ends/Thursday, September 8, 2022
Issued at HKT 12:00
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