Dharamsala is a place full of love and peace. The most direct and simple greetings are the most powerful things that make people feel warm, and being accompanied by children is the best way to make them happy. In contrast, Hong Kong children lead materialistic lives nowadays and their happiness is mostly built on money and material goods.
Through working at the Hong Kong Council of Social Services, I learnt how to study and evaluate social policies, which helped me to advocate for new social policies and conduct social research.
During the journey, my most profound experience was successfully climbing one of the small mountains of the Himalayas. I will never forget the beautiful, snow-capped view of the Himalayas.
I had to work with people from all over the world as the volunteers at the Crossroads Foundation were from 26 countries and of different cultures and races.
I broadened my horizons and made great friendships with Tibetan students. I believe that this is a meaningful study tour for undergraduate students in Hong Kong.
We visited the Tibetan Children’s Village. During the trip, I gave all of my passion. I realised that the children really needed our help and concern.
I felt that the Tibetans were full of religious passion. I tried asking them, ‘What does religion offer you’? Their answer was, ‘A peaceful heart, belief in God’s will and a non-materialistic life’. I think that Tibetan Buddhism is a valuable part of their culture.
My work experience at the National Library of China was quite unforgettable. The contact with colleagues helped me to develop my interpersonal relationships in mainland China, which was very valuable.
(Wong Ka Ki) The visit to Wudangshan offered me an opportunity to appreciate the spectacular scenery and traditional architecture of China, and their associated spiritual aesthetic meaning.
(Yau Chi Lee) It is not hard to imagine how challenging it would be for Hong Kong students to go through the training received by Hubei students.
(Yip Man Wai) Both ancient and modern Chinese have strived to preserve and develop Wudangshan, which clearly shows the importance of Taoism in China.
(Kwong Yiu Sing) We visited the Walmart and Carrefour in 鍾家村. The products sold in these two supermarkets were very international and the management systems of these corporations were even better than those in Hong Kong.
(Kam Cheuk Ying) Local students are required to receive military training before admission to university. If our Hong Kong students had to fulfil this requirement, I think few of them would be able to bear it.
(Tsang Hoi Lei) Hubei is a place that I loved and also hated because it is colder than Hong Kong, but it has many heritage sites.
(Chan Hei Man) It is hard to describe how I felt when I was in Wuchang, where the 1911 Revolution broke out. I learnt a lot from the monuments there.
(Hui Ho Ling) Nowadays the Wudang Mountain is a tool for the local government to make money. Its soul no longer exists. I hope the authority concerned can take it back from the tourism industry.