Early in March, Conyers’ Hong Kong office partnered with The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong (BGCA) to donate iPads to help disadvantaged children keep up with their studies during the pandemic, as well as to cope with future e-learning needs.
At Conyers, we have long been committed to helping children in the local community learn and overcome challenges and strive for a better future. In October, Conyers’ Hong Kong office collaborated with BGCA again for an outdoor activity, “Time Travelers with AR” for 11 primary one to secondary one school children from disadvantaged families. Some of the children were also the beneficiaries of our iPads donation program. This activity is part of BGCA’s Community Digital Competence Hub (CDCH) initiative, an innovative project that provides diverse learning resources to tackle the digital divide and cultivate an environment for building digital competence.
Volunteers from our Hong Kong office, including Partners Piers Alexander, Wynne Lau, Flora Wong, Teresa Tsai and Angie Chu, Associates Ryan McConvey and Charissa Ball, Legal Managers Rowan Wu and Michelle Au, HR & Administrative Manager, Jodie Lok and BD & Marketing Manager, April Tang took part in this meaningful event on Saturday, 30 October. They met the school children and parents at our conference room where Partner, Flora Wong gave a short speech of encouragement before they kicked off the program. It was followed by a briefing session prepared by BGCA to help the children to become familiar with the volunteers and the activities that were arranged for them.
Our volunteers and the children they were paired with started walking around in Edinburgh Place followed by Charter Garden and Statue Square located in the Central district of Hong Kong. By using the City in Time app, a designated mobile app which showcases 360-degree illustrations based on historical images of Hong Kong combined with real-time surroundings, they created an immersive experience through their digital devices.
The activity was aimed at stimulating the children’s interest in the cutting-edge AR technology, as well as developing their collaborative skills, innovation and cultural sense. The children really enjoyed the learning experience under the guidance of the volunteers as they interacted through Q&A and games.
We would like to take this opportunity again to thank our Conyers volunteers for their contribution and commitment to the children. And we look forward to partnering with BGCA again for future events!