Published on : Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Hong Kong Airlines has launched the 2017/18 edition of“Embrace the World”, having held the annual Awards Presentation and Kick-off Ceremony. Tshe strong comeback of the student sponsorship scheme was reinforced by the unveiling of the airline’s inaugural Cadet Pilot Programme.
“Embrace the World”, now in its fourth successive year, highlights Hong Kong Airlines’
commitment to nurturing the next generation and laying a strong foundation for young
talents to achieve their dreams of flying high.
It rewards students with outstanding achievements with free air tickets to give them the opportunity to travel and explore the world. So far, more than 2,000 students have benefitted from the programme.
A number of high profile officiating guests attended the event, including the Under
Secretary for Transport and Housing, Dr So Wai Man, as well as the chairmen of the
programme’s collaborators – Hong Kong Island School Heads Association, Kowloon
Region School Heads Association and New Territories School Heads Association.
This year, the programme received overwhelming responses from schools and the
number of participating schools has doubled to 100. Hong Kong Airlines will sponsor
1,800 return air tickets, up from 1,100 last year, across five categories of beneficiaries:
1) Best Secondary School students; 2) Students with financial difficulties participating in
overseas competitions; 3) Primary and secondary school study tours; 4) Kindergarten
principals and teachers; as well as 5) Colleges and universities.
In addition, Hong Kong Airlines will host several career talks, where secondary school
students will get the chance to learn from the airline’s frontline staff, including pilots
and flight attendants, as well as ground handling and aircraft maintenance teams.
Students will also be invited to visit an aircraft cockpit and the airline’s catering facility
to learn about aircraft operations to further develop their interest in aviation.
Source:-Hong Kong Airlines