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Application for BTP 2017 Summer Volunteers Starts Now!

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What to do in the best years of our life?

How about joining the BTP and making volunteering counts?

We are ordinary people,

but we can make the world a better place.

In the summer of 2017,

BTP sincerely invites you to join us in the journey!


Brief Introduction of the 2017 summer project

Five project groups are recruiting summer volunteers right now, and they will respectively head to Hainan, Sichuan, Yunnan, Inner Mongolia of Mainland China and Ghana, Africa to provide their service.

In addition, Home Kong Project Group is now recruiting project leaders for the OH project, and the leaders will organize meaningful events during the semester.

BTP welcomes you all to join and enjoy the summer as we volunteer together to serve the society.

 


Application

Please fill in the application form in the following link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf1QMBJwuzpU_kafYUHN9gsAcPYlpTM99sy65l7I1su4aKBAg/viewform?winzoom=1

Application deadline: February 5th 11:59 pm.


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Time:19:30 23rd January 2017

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Interview Arrangement

Interview time:January 25th – May 6th (approximately)

Note: The interview may be conducted in one round or two round. For those who are not in Hong Kong during the time of interview, BTP will use video talk to interview.


Requirements for the Volunteers

Who we are recruiting?

Anyone is or elder than 18 years old, keen to serve as a volunteer, creative, hard-working, as well as willing to make himself or herself a better person.

Basic Requirements:

1. Healthy and hard-working

2. Enthusiastic about volunteering, kind-hearted, patient, willing to help the local children.

3. Good ability in communicating

4. Good cooperative spirit

Language requirements:

1. For projects in Mainland China, volunteers should be able to use fluent Mandarin to communicate and teach, also should be able to read simplified Chinese characters.

2. Africa projects requires the volunteers to be able to use fluent English to communicate and teach, and also to be able to get used to the local English accent quickly.

Special requirements from the project groups:

Hello Neverland: No special requirements.

Inner Mongolia: Those who have participated in summer or winter camp / have experience in teaching is preferred.

SinCere:

1. Be willing to accept harsh volunteer environment (eg. poor-condition restrooms)

2. Be able to use Mandarin to communicate.

Go 2 Africa: Can adapt to the environment rapidly, have the team spirit and use fluent English.

Yonder Narnia: No special requirements.

Home Kong: Be able to accept different cultures and use fluent English.

【BTP】2017, New Journey, New Start

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With time rapidly passing by, here comes the year of 2017.


BTP wish you all:

Happy new year!

New year, new start and new journey!

Half of the winter holiday has already passed by. Let’s see what the BTPers used this precious time to do.


Into Miracle (Inner Mongolia)

20th December 2016, four group leaders from BTP Into Miracle Project Group began their journey to Inner Mongolia. After assembling in Hohhot, we headed to Bayannur to meet with the partner which we have kept contact with for years. The enthusiasm and support from our partner makes us grateful. One educator once said, “it is very likely that one class of yours will change their lives forever.” This makes us understand the meaning of our endeavor as well as our responsibility. Besides, we also learned some weaknesses exposed before. All these suggestions support the construction of the new project group, as well as provide the direction for our next year’s training.

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Group Leaders preparing for the classes

Up to now we have already finished our rehearsal and study in a planned elementary school. Group leaders delivered classes about physiology, art and etc. The smiles and hugs from the students are the priceless rewards. When we first came, children all surrounded the “old volunteer” Teacher Sun, which really makes others “jealous”, and when we left, we have already grew too familiar with them that we hated the idea to let go of their warm little hands.

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Children and Teacher Sun

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Beautiful students and beautiful group leaders

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Earth teacher and his fans

After this experience, we finally transformed from talkers to doers. The friendship and understanding between the four group leaders also grew stronger and stronger. From the support from all our partners, to care from the hospitable Mongolians, to the smile of the children, they all make us more confident, more determined, and more energetic.

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希望通过对寒假出队过程中细节的反思,在明年的夏日里,我们能与你们一起,给孩子们带去更多。


Yonder Narnia (Yunnan)

2000 miles, from airplane to bus to rented car, from Hong Kong to Ninglang, we saw the diversity of the landscape along the way.

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Look out of the windows, there are mountains and mountains. This makes us drift into deep thoughts: what do the mountains mean? The barrier between the children and the outside world? Or the invisible poverty?

Then what are we? The outside world in the eyes of the children? The sunshine that brings them the hope?

In the week we were there, we went four schools. Although the time we spent there were very short, we obtained many beautiful memories. The innocent smiles on the children’s faces, the enthusiasm of theirs when they answered the questions, the eager when they held us and hoped we could stay…. All of these have become the most precious memories at the bottom of our hearts.

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Remember the night, under the sky full of the stars, the children and we sang one song after another in the wind on the playground. That was the most beautiful sky we have ever seen, not only because of the stars, but also because of the little angels as beautiful and shining as the stars.

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Hello Neverland (Hainan)

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BTP Hello Neverland Project Group headed to Hainan on 18th December, and taught in the school from 19th to 23rd, then left Hainan on 24th. Three group leaders and three volunteers participated in the volunteering teaching.

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The aim of the project is to broaden the eyesight of the children, therefore the design of the classes is mostly about creative topics. In spite of the traditional physiology classes, the group members of the Hello Neverland Project Group also took the interesting science class, music class, time management class and career experience class to the students.

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The winter project is also a rehearsal of the summer project. In the progress, we found out many problems and did the evaluation, as well as came out of some solutions. Meanwhile, we learned more about the school and its environment. The results will be showed in the project report.

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Having read about all this events, are you moved now?

And do you feel the warmth given out from the children’s big smiles during such cold winter?

Or moved by the efforts consistantly given by the leaders?

In Inner Mongolia where snow spreads on the grass,

or in Sichuan Province where a single boat travels amid the endless mountains,

or in Yunnan Province where numerous stars shining in the sky,

or in Hangkong where you find the novelty of the highly developed city,

or in Hainan Province where you share you happiness with both the children and the nature,

or in Africa where you enjoy the freedom and wildness of the great grassland…

Let’s bring the colorful knowledge to more children and show them the outer world.

Let’s begin our new journey and become a better one.

So, come and join us, in the new hopeful year!

Cooperation Institution

BTP sincerely appreciates the unremitting support from the following cooperation institution.

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BTP 2016-17 Committee Recruitment

BTP 2016-17 Committee Recruitment is commencing!

As one tree shaking another

One cloud touching another

And one soul arousing another

This is how easy and tender charity can be

We are still here

In the rainstorm

In the sun

Where are you?

Loving families of the same aspirations

Shining eyes of innocent children

And the resonance of hearts under different colored skin

If these are also what you desire

Come here with us!

About BTP

Beyond the Pivot (BTP) is a registered charity (Hong Kong Charity IR File No. 91/10725) founded by students from the University of Hong Kong. Its work is carried out by 33 current committee members and it has recruited around five hundred volunteers so far. Since its establishment in March 2009, BTP has launched six independent projects located in Ghana Africa, Hainan, Hong Kong, Sichuan, Yunnan and Inner Mongolia respectively.

We are constantly seeking to offer assistance to people based on need, improve the living condition of target regions, create more opportunities for university students to join social service and to encourage the inter-cultural exchanges among diverse regions as well. Moreover, we are dedicated to spread the importance of social service by holding exhibitions which displays each and every project analytical report. The six long-term social service programmes held by BTP have gained remarkable achievement.

Aside from the regular summer social service programmes, BTP work collaboratively with other NGOs to hold different experiential activities Struggle

for Survival and Dialogue in the Dark.

Committee Recruitment 2016-2017: Positions

Team Leaders:

Go 2 Africa Project: 5

Hello Neverland Project: 3~4

Home Kong project: 4

SinCere Project: 3~4

Yonder Narnia Project: 4

Into Miracle Project: 4

Home Kong Project 4

Internal and External Secretaries:

Training and Development Secretary: 2

Public Relationship Secretary: 1

Publicity Secretary: 2

Information Technology Secretary: 1

Finance Secretary: 1

The term of office for all positions is one year (from October 2016 to October 2017). For further details about position description and requirement, please refer to the second article.

Application

Fill in the application form through the link: [Click]

Application deadline: 23:59 pm, September 16, 2016

Interview Arrangement

Time: September 5 – September 20

PS: There will be one or two rounds of interviews, as the case may be. For those who are not in Hong Kong during interview period, BTP will have video

interviews with them.

Information Session

In order to offer more details about committee recruitment, BTP will hold two information sessions on HKU campus recently (For details please look forward to further notices). Board members will present the development of BTP, and team leaders of Go 2 Africa Project, Hello Neverland Project, SinCere Project, Yonder Narnia Project, Home Kong Project and Into Miracle Project will share their experience in the past year.

We will also offer participants a chance to communicate with team leaders directly after the information sessions.

For More Information

Official Website: www.hibtp.org

Official WeChat: HKUBTP

Official Weibo: http://www.weibo.com/hibtp

Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beyond-the-Pivot

Recruitment

The volunteer recruitment for 2016 summer has ended.

Thank you for your support.

The committee recruitment for year 2016-17 will start in September.

Please look forward to future notices.

[2015-16 Winter Investigation] Yonder Narnia: First Meet

In order to better prepare for the summer social service programmes in 2016, team leaders of four projects in BTP, Yunnan, Hainan, Sichuan and Inner Mongolia, alone with some volunteers, visited their cooperative schools. They carried out thorough investigations and voluntary teaching there for several days in December of 2015.

During this period, the team leaders gained insight about local transport and custom, as well as cooperative schools. Moreover, they looked into the intellect and character of local students through short-term voluntary teaching,making preparations for future teaching in the summer.

Team leaders of some projects also conducted Return Visit Investigations in their cooperative schools in 2015 to collect feedbacks about their previous programmes in last summer and suggestions from the schools.

Through the investigations and voluntary teaching, each team enhanced mutual understanding and communication with partners and gained in-depth knowledge of local situation, which laid the foundation of the summer social service in 2016 with larger scale and longer time.

Below are some photos from Yonder Narnia team.

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[2015-16 Winter Investigation] SinCere

In order to better prepare for the summer social service programmes in 2016, team leaders of four projects in BTP, Yunnan, Hainan, Sichuan and Inner Mongolia, alone with some volunteers, visited their cooperative schools. They carried out thorough investigations and voluntary teaching there for several days in December of 2015.

During this period, the team leaders gained insight about local transport and custom, as well as cooperative schools. Moreover, they looked into the intellect and character of local students through short-term voluntary teaching,making preparations for future teaching in the summer.

Team leaders of some projects also conducted Return Visit Investigations in their cooperative schools in 2015 to collect feedbacks about their previous programmes in last summer and suggestions from the schools.

Through the investigations and voluntary teaching, each team enhanced mutual understanding and communication with partners and gained in-depth knowledge of local situation, which laid the foundation of the summer social service in 2016 with larger scale and longer time.

Below are some photos from SinCere team.

———————————————————————————————————————– Continue reading [2015-16 Winter Investigation] SinCere

Our Committee

Board

ZHU, Zicong

YANG, Xi; HU, Xiaoye; HAO, Yiwen; WEN, Chuqiao; ZENG, Shengzi

Presidium

Chairman: YANG, Bowen

Internal Vice-Chairman: LI, Ruifeng

External Vice-Chairman: LIANG, Xiaoqi

Project Vice-Chairman: DUAN, Yawen

Go 2 Africa Project

Manager: LI, Linhe

Leader: YU, Mengtong; LI, Xueer; Xu, Ben; CHEN, Jiajun

Email: g2a@hibtp.org

SinCere Project

Manager: SHU, Tong

Leader: YANG, Jie; WU, Yutong; HE, Qianli; NI, Jingwei

Email: sc@hibtp.org

Yonder Narnia Project

Manager: QIAO, Danyu

Leader: ZHUANG, Chengqi; XUE, Meichen; LI, Zhilin; FAN, Siyi

Email: yn@hibtp.org

Hello Neverland Project

Manager: WANG, Luyao

Leader: ZHENG, Yimeng; LEI, Ting; NI, Meijia; CHEN, Xinda

Email: hn@hibtp.org

Into Miracle Project

Manager: WANG, Yijie

Leader: YANG, Chenyu; ZHU, Chaofan; MOU, Yuanbiao; DONG, Yixin

Email: im@hibtp.org

Home Kong Project

Manager: ZHANG, Yuze

Leader: LI, Yibo; ZHANG, Ke; WANG, Zehao; ZHOU, Jiening; LIU, Xinyi

Email: hk@hibtp.org

Public Relationship

Manager: CAO, Shiyu

Secretary: MO, Dilang

Email: pr@hibtp.org

Finance

Manager: DONG, Shasha

Secretary: WU, Yuxuan

Email: finance@hibtp.org

Information Technology

Manager: ZHENG, Hehui

Secretary: NI, Haotian

Email: it@hibtp.org

Training and Development

Manager: WANG, Qu

Secretary: WANG, Jiamin; LIU, Zhengyu

Email: tnd@hibtp.org

Publicity

Manager: LI, Jiahui

Secretary: GUO, Yuhan; HAN, Jinrui

Email: publicity@hibtp.org

Contact Us

Emails

General:btp@hibtp.org

Human Resource:hr@hibtp.org

Home Kong:hk@hibtp.org

Go to Africa:g2a@hibtp.org

SinCere:sc@hibtp.org

Hello Neverland: hn@hibtp.org

Yonder Narnia: yn@hibtp.org

Into Miracle:im@hibtp.org

Sites

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Weibo: [Click here]