YWGS does not only represent Ying Wa Girls’ School, but also instills the message of Yes We Go and Serve. In response to the serving spirit of Ying Wa, the Interact Club organises various kinds of service programmes for students, ranging from Happy Grannies, Medical Check-up to Brainstorm Service Project. Through these services, participants can brush up on their communication skills and understand the needs and challenges of their service targets. On top of this, the Interact Club also organises joint school service programmes with Ying Wa College such as service trips to China and Cambodia in summer and during Easter. By participating in these programmes, students can widen their horizons by interacting with different people around the world and polish their interpersonal skills by working with students from different schools. Moreover, during Easter, participants can even seize the chance to experience homeless people’s lives by sleeping overnight on streets, rooftops or in fast food shops. Through this authentic experience, students are motivated to devote more time and effort in helping the underprivileged while living out the spirit of “to serve but not to be served”.
The Hong Kong Red Cross Youth Unit 11 at Ying Wa aims to protect life and health whilst serving the community and putting the spirit of humanity into action. Members attend various courses ranging from basic first aid knowledge to home nursing skills. The team not only offers first aid services at school, but also during important school events such as Sports Day and Swimming Gala. What is more, in order to enhance friendship and mutual understanding in the team, different recreational and group activities, as well as international exchange activities, are held every year. 3 members of our team joined the Sichuan Exchange Tour in 2019. Moreover, the team attained the first runner-up in the District First Aid Competition in 2018. Through various services and competitions, Red Cross members learn how to work as a team and build up comradeship.