Mentorship Program


"Mentorship" is the creation of a supportive relationship between a mentor and a mentee to enhance the latter's holistic development through positive communication in areas of mutual interest.
Mentor

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A wise and trusted counselor or teacher.

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 In Greek mythology,
trusted friend & counselor of Odysseus and tutor of  Telemachus, in whose guise Athena became the guardian & teacher of Telemachus.

Appeal

"I would like to take this opportunity to call upon all alumnae to consider seriously joining this programme as mentors to help enhance the quality of school life for our fellow students", said Florence Ip (Programme Coordinator 2004-2007)

Articles of sharing
from Mrs Fong  (方羅秀珍), mentor & mentees
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Words from a young mentor

"Being a mentor is genuinely meaningful for me. Although I am one of the youngest mentors and have no mentorship experience at all, I hope I could do my best to build a care network, and to provide some guidance on various aspects of life to my mentee.", said Cecilia Fung, graduate of '98.
   
 
The specific objective of setting up a Mentorship Programme (師友計劃) in Ying Wa is to tap the invaluable resources amongst our alumnae to complement the efforts of the teaching staff in facilitating the all-round development of Ying Wa girls. It is also hoped that the linkage between alumnae and our Alma Mater can be further strengthened through this process. 
 
If you are interested to contribute, as member of organizing committee, guest speaker or mentor, feel free to contact Miss Judia Yue (Programme Coordinator 2008-present).

2016/17


Mentorship Activities
The year 2016 marked the 12th anniversary of the Mentorship Programme. An orientation meeting was held on 12 November 2016. This year, there are a total of 36 students and 29 mentors participating in the Mentorship Programme. Over the years, the Programme has accumulated a good pool of mentors with relevant match between mentors and mentees.



2015/16


Mentorship Activities

The year 2015 marked the 11th Anniversary of the Mentorship Programme. An orientation gathering was held on 21 November 2015. This year, a total of 29 students and 28 mentors participated in the Mentorship Programme.

Over the years, the Programme has accumulated a good pool of mentors with relevant match between mentors and mentees. The Programme has so far organized three activities for the mentees and mentors: Hiking on 12 December 2015, Career Expo 2015-2016 on 16 January 2016 and Tea Gathering on 18 June 2016. In the Career Expo 2015-16 alumnae volunteers from different professions were invited to the School to share their working experiences with our student participants. The event was well received, and our students found it enjoyable and inspirational for their career planning.

2014/15

Mentorship Activities
 
This year 45 mentees and 38 mentors participated. An Orientation Session and two group activities (Career Expo and a Sharing Session) were organised in November 2014, 17 January and June 2015 respectively.
 

2013/14

Mentorship Activities
 
This year 20 students joined the Programme. An Orientation for mentors & mentees was held on 23 Nov 2013. Through the activities, they got known to each other and would keep in touch in the next few months.

The first group activity entitled "Career Expo 2013-14”" was organized on 18 Jan 2014. The keynote speech titled “Who get fired & who get hired?” received very positive feedback from the audience, including about 100 mentees and non-mentees. 18 alulmnae from eleven different professions were invited to conduct sharing sessions.

The second group activity was held on 21 June at the Chartered House, Wan Chai. Mentors and menteers actively participated in a workhop on Communication Tactics.

2012/13

Mentorship Activities
 
This year 21 students joined the Programme. An orientation session was held on 17 Nov 2012. Through the activities, they got known to each other and would keep in touch in the next few months.

The first group activity entitled "Career Expo 2012-13" was organized on 26 Jan 2013. The two keynote speeches titled “Career Planning and Exploration” and “Interview Tips” received very positive feedbacks from the audiences, including 110 mentees and non-mentees. Afterward, 25 alumnae from twelve different professions shared their working experiences with the students.

A special talk on “Building up self-confidence” was conducted on 22 June 2013 and it was well-attended by 20 mentors and 30 mentees. Attending mentees found the talk very enjoyable and useful for their personal growth.
 

2011/12

Mentorship Group Activities
 
21 students registered as mentees and 21 alumnae volunteered their service as mentors. An orientation session was held on 19 Nov 2011.

The first group activity was a visit to the CX City on 11 Feb 2012 (Sat morning).

A dinner talk on “A Glimpse at the Professions” was held on 22 Jun 2012 at City Top Restaurant, City University of Hong Kong. The function was well attended by 20 mentors and 35 mentees. Alumnae from the medicine/health and hotel/tourism professions shared their working experiences, including job nature, entry requirements and career paths.



2010/11

Mentorship Activities
 
Around 100 joined the programme this year. They met for the first time on 20 Nov 2010 (Sat), 2:30 pm, at the Gym. [ Leaflet

The first group activity was held on 15 Jan 2011 (Saturday morning) to visit the Legislative Council.

33 mentors and 52 mentees attended the talk “A Glimpse at the Professions” on 24 June 2011. Alumnae from three different professions shared their working experiences, including the nature of their jobs, entry requirements and career paths. It was followed by a buffet dinner at The Harbourview.
 

2009/10

Mentorship Activity 2 on 25 June 2010

In this second group activity, there was a talk to be followed by a buffet dinner. 29  mentors  and  69  mentees attended the talk “A Glimpse at the Professions” on 25 June 2010.  Alumnae from five different professions  shared  their  working  experiences,  including  the  nature  of  their  jobs,  entry requirements and career paths. It was followed by a buffet dinner at The Harbourview.

Mentorship Activity 1 on 16 Jan 2010

The first group activity was organized on 16 Jan 2010 (Saturday), 9 am - 2:30 pm, to visit the MTR, followed with a dim sum lunch.

Highlights :

  • Showing of Corporate Video “a journey of moving people” at Tsing Yi Station
  • Briefing on MTR/Operations Control Centre (OCC) operations at the Viewing Gallery
  • Briefing on “MTR Rail Plus Property Model
  • Tour of Maritime Square and Tierra Verde
  • Lunch at the Central
Mentorship Programme (2009/10 ) [ Leaflet ]
A total of 59 mentors and 74 mentees have joined the programme this year. They met for the first time on 21 Nov 2009 (Sat).
 

2008/09

Mentorship Activity 2 on 3 July 2009
On 3 July 2009, over 130 mentees and mentors participated in the second group activity - Talk & Dinner (師友計劃 「談情說藝」座談會及晚膳〕at HKU.
Mentorship Activity 1 on 10 Jan 2009
On 10 January 2009, over 110 of mentors and mentees participated in the first group activity in the year – a visit to Luen Tai Holdings , an apparel company and Grace Speed Ltd,  a handbag manufacturing factory in Dongguan (東莞).  It was the first cross-border activity organized!
Mentorship Programme (2008/09 ) [ Leaflet
This year we had over 140 students from Form 4 and 6 registered as mentees in the Mentorship Programme .  They met their mentors for the first time on 15 Nov 2008 (Sat), 2:30 pm.
 

2007/08

Mentorship Activity 2 on 4 July 2008
The second group activity for mentors and mentees was held on 4 July, 6:30-9:00 pm at Coffee Shop, 1/F, Disciplined Services Sports and Recreation Club, No. 9, Cotton Path, Causeway Bay, HK.  The evening programme began with a Workshop on 'communication' followed by a dinner buffet.
Mentorship Activity 1 on 19 Jan 2008
Mentors and mentees visited the Hong Kong International Airport on 19 Jan 2008 (Sat morning) followed by a dim-sum lunch.
 
Mentorship Programme (2007/08 ) [ Leaflet
This year we had 87 students from Form 4 and 6 registered as mentees in the Mentorship Programme and 78 alumnae enrolled as mentors .  They met for the first time on 10 Nov 2007 (Sat).
 

2006/07

Mentorship Activity 3 on 6 July 2007

The third group activity for mentors and mentees was held at the Cafe at No. 2 MacDonnell Road.  The theme is "Personal Grooming and Social Manners".  Over a hundred participated in this function.

Programme included a talk on "Creating a Positive Image in One Minute" by  Ms Mary Cheung (張瑪莉), the renowned expert in social etiquette, followed by a buffet dinner. 

 
Mentorship Activity 2 on 24 March 2007
Mentors and mentees went hiking at the Peak. Dr Rebecca Chiu was the tour guide, sharing her wealthy knowledge in city planning.
Mentorship Activity 1 on 27 Jan 2007 - Visit to TVB City
Around 90 alumnae (mentors and mentees) went on a visit to the TVB City at Tseung Kwan O. Itinerary included watchnig a rehearsal recording and a tour of the Street of Ancient Costumes and Early Republic of China (古裝街與民初街).  Later more mentors joined the group and we had a dim-sum lunch.     more
 
Mentorship Programme (2006/07 ) [ Leaflet
Over 80 students from Form 4 and 6 have registered as mentees in the Mentorship Programme this year.  Mentors and mentees met for the first time on 11 Nov 2006! 
 

2005/06

Mentorship Activity 2 on 30 Jun 2006 - Social Etiquette
Around 120 mentors and mentees participated.  The theme of the activity was Social Etiquette - Table Manners and Social Greetings.  Programme included presentation, demonstration & a buffet.     more
Mentorship Activity 1 on 14 Jan 2006  - Visit to CX City
Over 120 YW girls (including mentors, mentees and organizers) participated in the first group activity for the visit to the Cathay Pacific City at Chek Lap Kok, Lantau Island.   more
Mentorship Programme (2005/06 ) [ Leaflet
Over 80 students from Form 4 and 6 have registered as mentees in the Mentorship Programme this year.  Mentors and mentees met for the first time on 12 Nov 2005! 
 

2004/05

Mentorship Activity 2 on 8 July 2005 - Social Etiquette
Over a hundred mentees and mentors attended the function. Participants learnt the table manners through games, demonstrations and immediate practice! 

Photos and video clips are available!  more

Mentorship Activity 1 on 29 Jan 2005 - Visit to LegCo
The Organizing Committee arranged a tour of the Legislative Council Building. Honorable Choy So Yuk, a Ying Wa alumna, was invited to conduct the tour and to give a briefing on the organization and functions of the Legislative Council. To provide an opportunity for mentors and mentees to have more sharing, the visit was followed by a dim sum lunch in the Central.  more
 
Mentorship Programme (2004/05 ) 

A total of 69 mentors and 75 mentees joined the programme this year, which was officially launched on 30 Oct 2004. About 40 Mentors and 40 mentees attended the meeting. The members of the Mentorship Programme work group gave welcoming speech and words of encouragements. 2 mentors and 5 mentees were invited to share their views about this programme. The giving out of M&M chocolate (which stands for Mentor & Mentee), the picture-drawing-game and the tea reception all facilitated the participants to get to know one another.
 

Pilot Scheme

Mentorship Activity 2 on 18 Sep 2004 - Sharing Session

On 18 Sep 2004, mentors and mentees met again to share the mentorship experience in the pilot scheme. Both parties expressed positive feedback towards
the programme and put forth valuable suggestions for the full launch in Oct 2004.

  Mentorship Activity1 on 3 July 2004 - CyberPort Visit

The first group activity was a visit to the CyberPort on 3 July 2004. With an eager mind and spirit, over thirty took part.  Pairs of mentors and mentees enjoyed a relaxing morning to get acquainted with the latest hi-tech innovative facilities & services available at the premises.
 
  Pilot Scheme & Inauguration Ceremony on 26 Mar 2004
A total of 20 alumnae and 23 students in Secondary 4 and 6, registered as mentors and mentees respectively. At the Inauguration Ceremony on 26 March 2004, the participants met for the first time and shared some memorable moments when they exchanged sparkling buttons to mark the beginning of the programme. Follow-up meetings, phone calls and exchange of e-mails have been initiated.
 
  Resources:
  1. HKU Mentorship Programme
    http://www.hku.hk/mentor/intro.htm

 

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