Impacting Global Communities At Hong Kong Academy

How HKA Students Are Making A Difference

Classroom HKA Hong Kong

Hong Kong Academy (HKA) students are encouraged to wrestle with complex issues and identify how they can make meaningful contributions that positively impact their local and international communities.

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During their Individuals and Societies class, Grade 8 students have been learning about human rights, the right to education, and the barriers to education that many girls face and the impact this has on them and their families.

As part of this project, they met with Jordan Hattar, Director of Help4Refugees, who introduced the students to two Syrian refugees displaced through conflict studying for their university degrees in Jordan.

One of the young women had completed her studies but wasn’t permitted to get her official degree as her scholarship only paid for three years of her four-year program. Without her degree she couldn’t move on, and wasn’t legally allowed to work and pay the money owed.

After hearing the stories of these young women, the students began an advocacy campaign at school to raise awareness and funds for the undergraduates so they could complete their studies. These Eighth graders spoke of the refugees’ plight at assembly, raised funds at the HKA Community Day and applied to the student council for a grant to reach the required funding amount.

The young women can now graduate this summer, putting them in a much stronger position as they continue to rebuild their lives.

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Why Little Steps Loves It:​

This all-through, non-profit school offers a highly personalized and holistic education.

Who It's Perfect For:

Children ages 3 to 18 years.

What Else:​

HKA is the only school in Hong Kong offering the Global Citizen Diploma program. It is also authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programs.

Where To Find It:​

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