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[FULL] Be Local, Go Global – Hong Kong Workcamp 2018 (Aug – Dec 2018)

  
  


How much do you know about Hong Kong?

Taiwan cultural man Ka-Shiang Liu cherishes Hong Kong’s greenfield sites very much. He has once written a book and stated that “Hiking in Hong Kong is where he can truly get to know about this territory.” However, for our volunteers who have been to Hong Kong Workcamp might say “Living in Hong Kong rural places is where we can truly get to know about local customs and history.”

Are you ready to explore a different Hong Kong in the rest of the year? Come and meet new friends from all parts of the globe.

2018 Hong Kong Workcamp Overview

Code Date Workcamp NAme Location Camp Fee Application
HKTV18-03  25/12-1/1  Shades and Lights of Hong Kong  Ping Che Mural Village  HKD 2,450
HKD 1,950
FULL
VTMW18-02 5-8/5 Tin Hau’s Birthday @ Ping Che Ping Che Mural Village HKD 1,100
HKD 950
FULL
HKVT18-01 13-24/7 Rice Harvesting @ Long Valley Long Valley Wetland HKD 2,450
HKD 1,950
FULL
HKVT18-02 17-28/8 Renovating Local Rural Village Ping Che Mural Village HKD 2,450
HKD 1,950
FULL
VTMW18-03 21-25/9 Mid-Autumn Fire Dragon Dance @ Ping Che Ping Che Mural Village HKD 1,550
HKD 1,200
FULL

Workcamp Detail

Birthday of Tin Hau @ Ping Che (5-8/5)【FULL】

Workcamp Code: VTMW18-02

Name: Birthday of Tin Hau @ Ping Che

Types: Festival / Social / Environment / Agriculture

Date: 5 MAY 2018 – 8 MAY 2018 8/5: Birthday of Tin Hau】

Meeting Time: 5 MAY 2018 2p.m.

Dismissal Time: 8 MAY 2018 5p.m.

Workcamp Destination: Ping Che

Quota: 8

Age Limit: 18 or above, interested in farming and festive culture

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Co-Organiser

“Ta Kwu Ling / Ping Che Alliance” is an alliance founded in 2012 by a group of Ping Che villagers voluntarily. It dedicates to let the general public know more about the lifestyle and cultural in Ta Kwu Ling as well as Ping Che.

Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/pingchehomeland

Location

Ping Che Mural Village

Work

  1. help with the villagers to organise the activities for Ping Che Birthday of Tin Hau
  2. cooperate with villagers as well as Asian volunteers in farming and agricultural work

Experiential Activity

  1. Hold cultural party with Asian volunteers
  2. Follow local guides to understand lives of villagers

Accommodation and Meals

  1. Volunteers will live in small houses in the village
  2. Simple and basic living condition
  3. Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bag
  4. Volunteers are responsible for carrying out cooking, ingredients will be provided by VolTra

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Rice Harvesting @ Long Valley (13-24/7)【FULL】

Code: HKVT18-01
Date: 13-24/7/2018(12days)
Types: Environment / Agriculture / Renovation

Quota: Local volunteers x 5 (age 18 or above)

Fee: HKD $2450 (including meal and accommodation)

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Co-organiser: The Conservancy Association (CA)

CA, founded in 1968, is the non-government environmental organization with the longest history in Hong Kong. CA is dedicated to the protection of the environment and the conservation of natural and cultural heritage. Their mission is to enhance the quality of life of future generations and to ensure that Hong Kong shoulders her regional and global environmental responsibilities. CA achieve this by advocating appropriate policies, monitoring government action, promoting environmental education and taking a lead in community participation.

[Official Website: http://www.cahk.org.hk]

Location

Long Valley ( 塱 原 ) is located at the northern urban edge of Hong Kong. With a total area of 150 hectares, it is the largest agricultural freshwater wetland in Hong Kong. It is composed of more than 400 linking farmlands with wetland farms, fish ponds, swamps, streams and Fung Shui Wood which provide ideal habitats for local wildlife. More than 200 bird species, including a range of international conservation concern species, have been recorded at this tiny piece of land. The high ecological value of Long Valley is well-recognized in both local and global scales.

Aim & Goal

  1. Support ecological water farming and other types of wetland agriculture in Long Valley in order to maintain the livelihood of wild animals and indigenous farmers
  2. Participate in agricultural harvesting and ecological monitoring work in order to sustain the ecology and farmers’ livelihood
  3. Appreciate the importance of local agricultural industry and its relationship with the ecology

Work

  1. Rice and crop harvesting
  2. Wildlife monitoring work
  3. Farmland maintenance

Accommodation

  1. Participants will live in a dormitory near Long Valley in which you are able to experience a simple yet peaceful rural lifestyle
  2. Male and female participants are going to share the same living space where no separation space is provided
  3. Participants may need to sleep on the wooden floor. You are required to bring along with your own sleeping bag. Toilets, water, electricity, fridge and fan will be provided in the dormitory.

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Renovating Local Mural Village (17-28/8)【FULL】

Code: HKVT18-02
Date: 17-28/08/2018 (12days)

Types: Society / Environment / Agriculture

Quota: Local volunteers x 7 (age 18 or above)
Fee: HKD $ 2450 (including meal and accommodation) 【FULL

Co-organiser

“Ta Kwu Ling / Ping Che Alliance” is an alliance founded in 2012 by a group of Ping Che villagers voluntarily. It dedicates to let the general public know more about the lifestyle and cultural in Ta Kwu Ling as well as Ping Che.

Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/pingchehomeland

Location

Ping Che Mural Village

Aim & Goal

  1. Heighten participants’ awareness towards the development of North-eastern New Territories, reflect on the relationship between human and land
  2. Revitalise the local community, support the sustainable development of the locality

Work

  1. Beautify and revitalise the mural village
  2. Renovate the farmland

Meal & Accommodation

  1. Volunteers will live in a small house
  2. Basic and simple living condition
  3. Volunteers need to bring along with their sleeping bag and mat
  4. Volunteers are responsible for cooking, ingredients will be provided by VolTra

Mid-Autumn Fire Dragon Dance @ Ping Che (21-25/9) 【FULL】

You might have heard about or even seen the Fire Dragon Dance before, what about joining the preparation work in person this year?

During the mid-Autumn Festival in September, let’s dig into Ping Che and have a local getaway – You and volunteers around Asia could spend your holiday here as indigenous villagers. For instance, you would get to prepare the once-a-year mid-Autumn Fire Dragon Dance and explore the villagers’ daily agricultural activities. Not only can you have a taste of local life in Hong Kong, but also share your feeling towards Ping Che! Being a well-known local mural village, we could express our feelings here by painting multifarious beautiful pictures, your story will then be told in this hospitality-surrounded environment with vibrant pictures.

Code: VTMW18-03

Types: Community / Environmental / Agricultural / Festival

Date: 21-25 Sept, 2018 (5 days in total)

Quota: 8 local volunteers (age 18 or above)

Fee: HKD$1,550 Early Bird Discount HK$1,200

【FULL] Co-organiser

“Ta Kwu Ling / Ping Che Alliance” is an alliance founded in 2012 by a group of Ping Che villagers voluntarily. It dedicates to let the general public know more about the lifestyle and culture in Ta Kwu Ling as well as Ping Che.

Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/pingchehomeland

Location

Ping Che Mural Village

Work

  1. Prepare for mid-Autumn Festival fire dragon dance
  2. farming
  3. renovating the mural village

(Actual work may subject to changes)

Cultural Exchange Activity

  1. Exchange party
  2. Mural Village tour

Meal & Accommodation

  1. volunteers will live in a small house
  2. basic and simple living condition
  3. volunteers need to bring sleeping bag and mat
  4. volunteers need to carry out cooking by turns, ingredients will be provided by VolTra

Shades and Lights of Hong Kong (25/12-1/1)【FULL】

Code: HKVT18-02
Date: 25/12/2018-1/1/2019 (8days)

Type: Society / Environment / Agriculture
Quota: Local volunteers x 7 (age 18 or above)
Fee: HKD $2,450 (including meal and accommodation)
Early Bird Discount HK$1,950

Co-organiser

“Ta Kwu Ling / Ping Che Alliance” is an alliance founded in 2012 by a group of Ping Che villagers voluntarily. It dedicates to let the general public know more about the lifestyle and cultural in Ta Kwu Ling as well as Ping Che.

Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/pingchehomeland

Location

Ping Che Mural Village

Work

  1. Beautify and revitalise mural village
  2. Renovate farmland

Cultural Exchange Activity

  1. Participate in a photography workshop with overseas volunteers in which you could demonstrate Hong Kong with loads of creativity. Outstanding photographs will be exhibited.

Meal & Accommodation

  1. volunteers will live in a small house
  2. basic and simple living condition
  3. volunteers need to bring sleeping bag and mat
  4. volunteers need to carry out cooking by turns, ingredients will be provided by VolTra

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