In organizing this project for the 5th year, we aim to achieve the following goals:

  • To equip students with important IT skills;
  • To give non-profit entities tailor-made websites suited to their needs;
  • To provide students an opportunity not only to apply the skills learnt but also to learn to serve the community in a tangible and meaningful way;
  • To help students learn team work and cooperation through participation in the Adventure-Ship sailing trip;
  • To publicize the charitable works of Rotary International.

Specifically, each school will send a team consisting of 3 full-time Form 4 to Form 7 students, who have not participated in Learning2Give previously. However, we will allow lower Form students to join the Competition provided that one of the students in the team must be attending Form 4 or above. The first 16 schools to register will be eligible to participate. Each team will be randomly assigned a Hong Kong charitable organization that requires a new website, and will design a functional website for that organization. Once the allocation is made, participants should obtain the necessary information from the designated organization. Each participating school is required to assign an IT teacher, who will actively supervise the students work and serve as a member of the board of judges to evaluate websites other than that from his/her own school. Macromediaand The Hong Kong Polytechnic University have kindly agreed to conduct 6 interactive training sessions for the students. The training sessions will be held on 6 consecutive days, starting on July 21, 2003 at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

All teams will submit their final website designs by September 30, 2003. Evaluation will be based on assessing the merits of each website in the following areas: creativity, content, user-friendliness, functionality, overall impact, and the students interaction with the charitable organization, attendance record and their meeting of various deadlines. The website handover ceremony and exhibition will be held on October 14, 2003. The result of the Competition will be announced in mid November and the award ceremony will be held in December, 2003, during which trophies and prizes will be presented to 5 winning teams. In addition, students from the 5 winning teams will have summer work opportunities. Moreover, there will be gifts for all participating schools and students to acknowledge their contribution to the project. All of these are made possible due to the generosity of Gennett International, Hioe Fong Architects, HK Communications, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kaplan Educational Center, Ling Kee Group, Macromedia, MTRC, Panasonic, Philips and Shun Hing.

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